Wide receiver and former Minnesota Vikings first-round pick Laquon Treadwell was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars today, per reports.
Treadwell, who was the No. 23 overall pick out of Ole Miss back in 2016, lasted four seasons in Minnesota but failed to make a major impact. He spent last season with the Atlanta Falcons, catching six passes for 49 yards and two touchdowns in five games.
Treadwell signed with the Jaguars back in June but did not distinguish himself in the preseason. Jacksonville appears ready to roll with D.J. Chark, Laviska Shenault and Marvin Jones as its top wide receivers to start the season.
Jaguars have released WR Laquon Treadwell per source
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A third-team All-American and first-team All-SEC performer in his final collegiate season in 2015, Treadwell is still just 26 years old, so he’ll likely hook on with another team soon, even if it means going on a practice squad.
In 58 career NFL games, Treadwell has caught 71 passes for 750 yards and four touchdowns.