Chris Reed

Jaguars Release QB Ryan Nassib

Less than a month after signing with the team, quarterback Ryan Nassib‘s tenure with the Jaguars has come to an end. The team announced that they have released the 27-year-old. The team has promoted offensive lineman Chris Reed from the practice squad to take Nassib’s spot on the roster.

Ryan Nassib (vertical)The 2013 fourth-rounder was signed in mid-September to provide the team with some additional depth behind behind Blake Bortles and Chad Henne. With Bortles struggling and Henne disappointing during a brief cameo, the pairing made sense, especially when you consider Nassib’s connection to Tom Coughlin and Doug Marrone. Ultimately, Nassib didn’t see the field for Jacksonville during his two weeks with the squad. The quarterback only has five NFL games under his belt, but he’s completed nine of his 10 pass attempts for 128 yards and one touchdown.

Reed joined the organization as an undrafted free agent out of Minnesota State in 2015. He ultimately appeared in 10 games as a rookie, including four starts. His season ended prematurely when he was placed on the injured reserve with a toe injury. He was waived by the organization in early September, but he subsequently caught on with the practice squad. He’ll presumably compete with the team’s reserve lineman (including Tyler ShatleyJosh WellsWill Poehls, and Josh Walker) for reps.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

Sunday NFL Transactions: AFC South

Listed below are the Sunday roster moves for the four AFC South teams. Following the 53-man roster cutdown deadline yesterday, many teams will make slight tweaks to their rosters, claiming players off waivers or signing guys who clear waivers. Those transactions for the Texans, Colts, Jaguars, and Titans are noted below.

Additionally, as of 12:00pm CT today, teams can begin constructing their 10-man practice squads. You can check out our glossary entry on practice squads to brush up on those changes, as well as all the other guidelines that govern the 10-man units, whose players practice with the team but aren’t eligible to suit up on Sundays.

Here are Sunday’s AFC South transactions, which will continue to be updated throughout the day:

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Tennessee Titans

Jaguars Move Roster To 53

The Jaguars have reduced their roster to the league-mandated 53 by making the following transactions:

Released:

Waived:

Waived/injured:

Placed on IR:

Jaguars Place Aaron Colvin On IR

Aaron Colvin‘s season could well be defined by the time he did not spend on the field. A 2016 slate that began with the third-year cornerback suspended for a positive PED test will end with an IR trip.

The Jaguars placed the part-time starter on IR with an ankle injury sustained last week against the Texans while also putting guard Chris Reed on the season-ending list as well. Reed injured a toe in Week 14. The team promoted defensive back Akeem Davis and wide receiver Tony Washington to fill the duo’s roster spots.

A 2014 fourth-round pick, Colvin started four of the 10 games in which he played, representing a step down from the 15 starts he made a season ago. Once back from the four-game ban, Colvin returned to a team that now housed Prince Amukamara and Jalen Ramsey. Nevertheless, Colvin graded as the Jags’ best corner, per Pro Football Focus, which bestowed its No. 43 ranking on the former Oklahoma standout.

Colvin will enter a contract year in 2017. Reed joined the Jags as a rookie UDFA out of Division II Minnesota State but still made four starts at guard, residing as the team’s starting left guard prior to going down earlier this month. The Jaguars now have 13 players on IR.

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NFL Reserve/Futures Contracts: 1/4/16

Now that the 2015 regular season is in the books, teams can begin signing players to reserve/futures contracts, adding those players to their 90-man offseason rosters. Generally, these players finished the season on a team’s practice squad, though some were free agents at season’s end.

Here are today’s reserve/futures deals:

Atlanta Falcons signed four players (Twitter link via Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com)

Baltimore Ravens signed seven players (Twitter link via Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun):

  • Brennen Beyer, LB
  • Leon Brown, G
  • Nordly Capi, DE
  • Blaine Clausell, T
  • Chuck Jacobs, WR
  • Nick Perry, S
  • Harold Spears, TE

Buffalo Bills signed seven players (Twitter link via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com)

Chicago Bears signed nine players (Twitter link via Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune):

Cleveland Browns signed six players (Twitter link via Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle)

Dallas Cowboys signed eight players (Twitter link via Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle)

Denver Broncos signed four players (Twitter link via Mike Klis of 9NEWS)

Detroit Lions signed five players (Twitter link via Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle)

Jacksonville Jaguars signed nine players (Twitter link via Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union):

Miami Dolphins signed one player (link)

  • Tyler Davis, WR

New Orleans Saints signed five players (link via Evan Woodbery of the Times-Picayune):

New York Giants signed six players (Twitter link via Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle)

Philadelphia Eagles signed seven players (Twitter link via team):

San Diego Chargers signed six players (Twitter link via Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego)

Seattle Seahawks signed three players (Twitter link via Wilson)

  • Andrew East, LS
  • Ronnie Shields, TE
  • Phillip Sims, QB

Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed nine players (link via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times):

  • Josh Allen, G
  • Andre Davis, WR
  • Antoine Everett, G
  • Ben Gottschalk, C
  • Gerod Holliman, S
  • Martin Ifedi, DE
  • Derrick Lott, DT
  • C.J. Roberts, CB
  • Joel Ross, CB

Tennessee Titans signed five players (Twitter link via Jim Wyatt of TitansOnline.com):

  • David Fluellen, RB
  • Kevin Greene, TE
  • Nick Harwell, WR
  • Josue Matias, G
  • Will Poehls, T

Washington signs three players (link via team):

Sunday NFL Transactions: AFC South

Listed below are the Sunday roster moves for the four AFC South teams. Following the 53-man roster cutdown deadline yesterday, many teams will make slight tweaks to their rosters, claiming players off waivers or signing guys who clear waivers. Those transactions for the Texans, Colts, Jaguars, and Titans are noted below.

Additionally, as of 11:00am today, teams can begin constructing their 10-man practice squads. For the 2014 and 2015 seasons, changes were made to practice squad rules that allow teams to carry eight players instead of 10, and the eligibility requirements for those extra two spots were also loosened. You can check out our glossary entry on practice squads to brush up on those changes, as well as all the other guidelines that govern the 10-man units, whose players practice with the team but aren’t eligible to suit up on Sundays.

Here are Sunday’s AFC South transactions, which will continue to be updated throughout the day:

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

  • Claimed off waivers:
  • Cut:
  • Signed to practice squad (via press release)

    • OLB Daniel Adongo
    • G David Arkin
    • WR Quan Bray
    • WR Duron Carter
    • T Ulrick John
    • S Dewey McDonald
    • ILB Josh McNary
    • CB Eric Patterson
    • DT Jeris Pendleton
    • TE Erik Swoope

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Signed to practice squad (via press release):

    • DL Richard Ash
    • TE Ben Koyack
    • S Craig Loston
    • OL Chris Reed
    • WR Neal Sterling
    • LB Todd Thomas
    • DB Peyton Thompson
    • WR Tony Washington

Tennessee Titans

  • Claimed off waivers:
  • Acquired via trade:
    • RB Terrance West, from Browns (link)
  • Cut:
    • TE Chase Coffman (link)
    • LB Jonathan Massaquoi (link)
    • LB Justin Staples (link)
  • Signed to practice squad (Twitter link via Jim Wyatt):

    • S Josh Aubrey
    • RB David Fluellen
    • G Josue Matias
    • WR Tre McBride
    • G Will Poehls
    • WR Rico Richardson
    • TE Tevin Westbrook

Jaguars Finalize Active Roster

Sen’Derrick Marks avoided the physically unable to perform list to start the season when the Jaguars moved him to their active roster. The team also cut its roster down to 53 players, writes John Oehser of Jaguars.com.

The Jags’ leading sacker last season, Marks spent the preseason on the PUP list after tearing his ACL in Week 17 of last season.

Accompanying Jacksonville’s cuts, the team placed Ziggy Hood on injured reserve.

The Jaguars’ cuts are as follows:

  • Richard Ash, DT
  • Nordly Capi, DE
  • Kasey Closs, WR
  • Will Corbin, OL
  • Jeremiah George, LB
  • Connor Hamlett, TE
  • Jeremy Harris, CB
  • Ikponmwosa Igbinosun, DE
  • Storm Johnson, RB
  • Ben Koyack, TE
  • Erik Lora, WR
  • Craig Loston, S
  • Stephen Morris, QB
  • Austin Pasztor, OL
  • Chris Reed, G
  • Rashaad Reynolds, CB
  • Neal Sterling, WR
  • Todd Thomas, LB
  • Peyton Thompson, CB
  • Tony Washington, WR

Jaguars, Nine UDFAs Agree To Terms

The Jaguars have agreed to sign nine undrafted free agents, according to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union (multiple Twitter links):

  • Thurston Armbrister, LB, Miami ($12,500 bonus, per Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun)
  • Eric Crume, DT, Syracuse ($2,500 bonus, per Wilson)
  • Corey Grant, RB, Auburn ($5K bonus, per Wilson; $15K of base salary guaranteed, per Wilson)
  • Nick Marshall, CB, Auburn
  • Connor Hamlett, TE, Oregon State
  • Chris Reed, G, Minnesota-Mankato
  • Todd Thomas. LB, Pittsburgh
  • Matt Robinson, LB, Maryland
  • Jake Waters, QB, Kansas State