The Jaguars are signing running back Elijah Hood, according to the team’s website. The franchise had planned on giving Alfred Blue a shot at the backup RB spot, though Blue suffered an ankle injury during the team’s second preseason game.
Hood was selected by Oakland in the seventh round of the 2018 draft. The Raiders cut him at the beginning of training camp last year and he caught on with the Panthers later in the summer. Hood tore his ACL during last year’s preseason and spent the season on injured reserve.
Jacksonville has released quarterback Tanner Lee to make room for Hood. Lee was a sixth-round pick in 2018 who mostly participated with the Jags’ practice squad. Rookie Gardner Minshew, who was selected in the sixth round this year, will man the QB spot behind Nick Foles.