|Ht / Wt:||5'10" / 172 lb.|
|Born:||April 24, 1994|
|Drafted:||2016 / UDFA|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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