Aug 17, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; General view of Jacksonville Jaguars helmets with the Heads Up stickers before a game against the New York Jets at Metlife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars using ball boys as wide receivers on scout team

The Jacksonville Jaguars have a problem. Okay – they have a handful of problems, but one immediate issue that needed addressing earlier this week was health.

Jacksonville’s wide receiver corps are extremely thin – so thin that according to ESPN, they’ve had to use ball boys and equipment managers as wide receivers on the scout team this week:

Jaguars practice squad quarterback Matt Scott has been busy this week.

So have several various ball boys and equipment assistants.

But instead of doing their normal jobs, they’ve had to substitute as wide receivers with the scout team. Injuries have made the Jaguars thin at the position, and the team heads into Sunday’s game against Indianapolis with only four healthy receivers — two of which are on the practice squad.

I’m sorry – practice squad or not, how cool would that be if you’re just a ball boy and you’re approached to help the team by being asked to replicate an NFL player?

Obviously not something you ever envision happening (or what to happen if you’re an NFL franchise) but pretty awesome couple of days for those ball boys, I’d imagine.

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