A day after the team reduced its roster to 53 players, the Jacksonville Jaguars brought back 10 players to their practice squad.
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed 10 familiar faces to its practice squad. The team made the announcement the day after it had reduced its active roster to 53 players on Saturday.
"“The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed 10 players to their practice squad, the club announced today,” Jaguars.com senior writer John Oehser wrote. “The team signed rookie CB Dee Delaney, rookie LB Nick DeLuca, first-year TE David Grinnage, rookie DL Lyndon Johnson, rookie WR Allen Lazard, rookie QB Tanner Lee, rookie OL KC McDermott, rookie CB Quenton Meeks, rookie S C.J. Reavis and first-year RB Brandon Wilds to the 10-man practice squad.”"
All 10 players were part of the team’s roster on Thursday night when Jacksonville beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 25-10 at Raymond James Stadium. Lee, the team’s sixth-round draft pick out of Nebraska, showed enough promise to warrant another look by the organization.
"Grinnage is no stranger to the Jaguars as he spent time on the practice squad last season. He has yet to appear in an NFL game after originally signing as a rookie free agent with Green Bay on April 30, 2016, according to Oehser."
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Lazard was another undrafted rookie wide receiver out of Iowa State that had his moments in camp, but could not overcome a numbers game in a crowded room.
The 6-foot-4, 227-pound pass catcher has a chance to learn more of the Jaguars offense and compete for a roster spot next season or has an opportunity to move to the main roster should the team suffer another injury.
Wilds is one of the players I thought might stick with the team after his performance on Thursday night.
He has been on other NFL rosters and spent the last 15 weeks of last season on the Jaguars practice squad. Jacksonville only kept three running backs on its roster and fullback Tommy Bohanon.
Meeks is a cornerback to watch. With ties to the NFL and family here in town, he could be a player to watch next season. He had team-high11 tackles (nine solo) and two passes defensed for the Jaguars this preseason.
Meeks, like others, was caught in a numbers game as the Jaguars had plenty of defensive backs in camp, but could not make room for the former Marshall star.