The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed starting tight end Dan Arnold on the injured reserve.
This move comes in response to a sprained MCL injury suffered in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons. According to reports from NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport earlier this week, the grade two sprain will keep Arnold sidelined for at least the next 4-6 weeks.
With just six weeks left in the year and no shot at the playoffs for Jacksonville, Arnold may not see the field for the remainder of the season.
Dan Arnold joined the Jaguars' roster as part of a trade with the Carolina Panthers for cornerback C.J. Henderson earlier this season. Through eight games in Jacksonville, the fourth-year pass catcher reeled in 28 receptions for 324 yards.
Primary backup James O'Shaughnessy will now likely take the majority of tight end reps, followed by Chris Manhertz, Luke Farrell and Jacob Hollister.
The 2-9 Jags will face off against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 13.