The Jacksonville Jaguars added depth at several positions.
Wide receiver Tyron Johnson wasn’t the only player the Jaguars acquired after roster cutdown day. They also signed tight end Jacob Hollister and signed running back Duke Johnson to the practice squad. Darrell Bevell talked about both in his sitdown with the media.
Bevell says that the coaching staff needs to get Hollister up to speed. He notes that the tight end has a bit of familiarity with the system, having played a similar one during his stint with his Seattle Seahawks. The Jaguars coordinator goes on to say that it remains to be seen how things are going to play out Sunday. The Jaguars signed the Wyoming product after he was released by the Buffalo Bills in the last round of cuts.
Hollister joins a group that includes Chris Manhertz, James O’Shaughnessy, and Luke Farrell. Regarding Johnson, Bevell told the media he likes his pass-catching abilities but noted that the team doesn’t have a concrete plan for him yet.
"One of things that you see from his past is really his pass-catching ability. So he’s caught a lot of passes in his time, but he’s no slouch as a runner. He’s done a nice job of that as well."
The Jags currently have only three running backs on the active roster. Thus, it made sense to add Johnson, a 2015 second-round pick that previously spent time with the Texans and the Cleveland Browns.
For the time being, James Robinson is the Jaguars’ top running back and Carlos Hyde is the primary backup. There may not be a need for Johnson right away but if the team believes he can contribute, they can promote him to the active roster on game day, and revert him back to the practice squad after the game.