The Jaguars took advantage of other teams cutting down their rosters to 53 players and found seven players that they believe can help them moving forward this season.
The seven players that were claimed by the Jaguars were tight ends Clay Harbor and D.J. Williams, safety Winston Guy, linebacker/defensive end Chris McCoy, wide receiver Stephen Burton, linebacker J.T. Thomas and offensive lineman Jacques McClendon.
Harbor was released yesterday by the Philadelphia Eagles and may immediately contribute at both tight end and wide receiver for the Jaguars. At 6’3”, Harbor adds some much needed size to the Jaguars pass catchers.
Williams was released by the Green Bay Packers, and like Harbor he provides the Jaguars with another versatile piece at the tight end position. While Marcedes Lewis is a more traditional tight end, both Harbor and Williams are very athletic guys who can be moved all over the formation to create mismatches in favor of the Jaguars offense.
McCoy was released by the Eagles on Saturday and is a potential candidate for the Jaguars LEO position. McCoy racked up four sacks this preseason and he could provide a significant boost to a stagnant pass rush.
Guy was cut by the Seattle Seahawks and projects to be a core special teamer for the Jaguars. He played under Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley last year and is familiar with the scheme.
Burton was released by the Minnesota Vikings. He is a 6’1” wide receiver with some good speed and jumping ability that could develop into a deep threat for the Jaguars offense.
McClendon was released by the Atlanta Falcons and adds some much needed depth to the interior of the Jaguars offensive line.
Thomas was released by the Chicago Bears where he played under new Jaguars defensive coordinator Bob Babich during the 2012 season.
The Jaguars now have to cut seven more players to get the roster down to 53. To this point the only cut known is defensive tackle Kyle Love.
You can follow Joey on twitter @joeyfarbo.