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Did Evan Engram Just Reveal the Status of His Negotiations With the Jaguars?

A tweet from Engram on Tuesday suggests things are looking good for a contract extension between him and the Jaguars.

Evan Engram said earlier this week that there is "interest on both sides," for him to return to the Jacksonville Jaguars this offseason.

It turns out, Engram may have thought that interest culminated in a new deal on Tuesday, indicating how close he and the team might be in their contract negotiations.

Engram's tweet has been interpreted a few different ways, but here is what it really means: Engram thought the tweet was announcing his return to Jacksonville. In short, whether it is a new contract, the franchise tag or any other contractual vehicle, the Jaguars will likely retain Engram, a reality the tight end has seemingly embraced.

Had contract negotiations with Engram not gone positively, it is unlikely he would have reacted to the post in the manner he did. In short, his tweet is good news for those who want to see the former first-round pick return in 2023. 

Engram had a career year in 2022 as he caught 73 passes for 766 yards and four touchdowns, along with 12 catches for 124 yards and a touchdown in two playoff games.

Engram not only finished fourth among all tight ends in receiving yards, but he set a franchise record for receptions and receiving yards by a tight end in a single season.

"So hopefully something gets done and, and I think, you know, it's mutual over there. Haven't had too many conversations yet. But the interest is there on both sides for me to come back," Engram said on SiriusXM NFL Radio this week.

"And obviously, I would love to come back as well. But like you said, it's a business. Man, I definitely felt like you know, I put a lot of great things on film, I had a lot of great results this year, and I was a big part of helping my team win. So when you do that, at the pass catcher position, we have a lot of highlight plays, and you know, you do something special with the football, you know, those guys get taken care of financially-wise."