Jaydon Mickens

Jaydon Mickens

Wide Receiver #85
Team: Carolina Panthers
Ht / Wt:5'10" / 172 lb.
College:Washington
Age:26
Born:April 24, 1994
Drafted:2016 / UDFA

Jaydon Mickens: Back with Tampa Bay

Mickens has re-signed with the Buccaneers, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Mickens, who Tampa Bay released on July 31, has re-joined the team and will now look to secure a roster spot as a depth wideout/returner. The 26-year-old didn't record a catch in his only regular-season appearance with the Bucs last season, but he did log some experience returning kicks/punts with the Jaguars in 2017 and 2018.

August 9, 2020 7:37 AM EST

Jaydon Mickens: Sent packing by Bucs

The Buccaneers waived Mickens on Friday, according to the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Mickens saw the field Week 17 last season due to the battered nature of the Tampa Bay receiving corps. That said, his healthy offensive snap share (51 percent) didn't translate to any targets. He's now free to find employment with another team.

July 31, 2020 3:11 PM EST

Jaydon Mickens: Makes jump to active roster

Mickens was promoted to the active roster Tuesday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Analysis: Mickens was with the Panthers for training camp but last saw NFL action with the Jaguars in 2018. He replaces Ishmael Hyman on the roster.

December 24, 2019 2:00 PM EST

Jaydon Mickens: Joins practice squad

The Buccaneers signed Mickens to the practice squad Thursday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Mickens offers upside as a depth receiver and return man. If he's able to impress while on Tampa Bay's practice squad, he could be a candidate to bump to the 53-man roster if a role on special teams opens up.

December 19, 2019 8:08 AM EST

Jaydon Mickens: Parts ways with Carolina

Mickens was waived by the Panthers on Friday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Mickens joined the Panthers early in training camp and primarily worked as a returner. The 25-year-old returned six kicks for 149 yards and 12 punts for 59 yards in six games for the Jaguars last season before breaking his ankle in October.

August 30, 2019 9:22 AM EST

Jaydon Mickens: Latches on with Carolina

Mickens signed an undisclosed contract with the Panthers on Wednesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The 24-year-old wasn't tendered by Jacksonville, after he returned 12 punts for 59 yards in six games last season, before landing on IR due to a broken ankle. Mickens will face an uphill battle to secure a roster spot in training camp, but could help his chances by flashing special teams prowess in preseason.

July 24, 2019 5:09 PM EST

Jaydon Mickens: Not tendered by Jacksonville

Mickens is not expected to be tendered a contract by the Jaguars, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Mickens is an exclusive rights free agent but will become an unrestricted free agent March 13 if the team doesn't extend an offer. The 24-year-old returned 12 punts for 59 yards in six games with the Jaguars last season before landing on IR due to a broken ankle. He performed better during his rookie year, in which he returned 27 punts for 287 yards and one touchdown across 16 games.

March 12, 2019 10:42 AM EST

Jaydon Mickens: Heads to IR

Mickens (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Monday, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.

Analysis: Mickens suffered a broken ankle in Sunday's 40-7 loss to the Cowboys and will be out for the season. The Jaguars added Rashad Greene to work as their No. 5 wideout. Dede Westbrook is expected to take over return man duties.

October 15, 2018 3:09 PM EST

Jaydon Mickens: Fractures ankle in loss

Mickens broke his ankle in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Mickens will miss four to six weeks as a result of the injury. Dede Westbrook and Corey Grant may see more return duty in the meantime.

October 14, 2018 4:45 PM EST

Jaydon Mickens: Ruled out Sunday

Mickens left Sunday's game against the Cowboys with an ankle injury and will not return,John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.

Analysis: Mickens' loss will impact the Jaguars' return game. Dede Westbrook should handle punts with Corey Grant filling in on kicks in the 24-year-old's absence.

October 14, 2018 3:55 PM EST

Jaydon Mickens: Makes final roster

Mickens made the Jaguars' 53-man roster Friday, Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com reports.

Analysis: With the Jaguars' wide receiving corps having lost Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns to free agency, along with Marquise Lee to injury, it's not surprising that Mickens has secured a spot on the 53-man roster. The 24-year-old performed well as a punt returner for Jacksonville last year, totaling 287 yards on 27 returns. It wouldn't be surprising for Mickens to occasionally see the field as a receiver in addition to his role on special teams, given the lack of proven playmakers in Jacksonville's wideout room, but he's still a longshot for significant fantasy production.

August 31, 2018 12:59 PM EST

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