The Jaguars made a slew of UDFA signings on Monday and released five players to make room for them. Here’s the full rundown, per the club’s press release.
- Luq Barcoo, CB (San Diego State)
- Doug Cotsin, DL (Miami of Ohio)
- Nathan Cottrell, RB (Georgia Tech)
- Ben Ellefson, TE (North Dakota State)
- Nate Evans, LB (Central Florida)
- Josh Hammond, WR (Florida)
- Amari Henderson, CB (Wake Forest)
- Tavien Feaster, RB (South Carolina)
- Ross Matiscik, LS (Baylor)
- Steven Nielson, OL (Eastern Michigan)
- Austen Pleasants, OL (Ohio)
- J.R. Reed, S (Georgia)
- James Robinson, RB (Illinois State)
- Marvelle Ross, WR (Notre Dame College of Ohio)
- Connor Slomka, FB (Army)
- Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms, OL (Missouri)
- Kobe Williams, CB (Arizona State)
- Brandon Wright, K (Georgia State)
Feaster, who spent most of his collegiate career with Clemson before transferring to South Carolina, is one of the more notable names on their UDFA list. Last year, he led the Gamecocks in rushing with 672 yards and scored five touchdowns via the ground. Meanwhile, Barcoo scored a whopping $160K guarantee (Twitter link via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle), which may be the highest ever for an undrafted free agent in the NFL. Barcoo was one of four undrafted Aztecs to score deals this week. He’ll look to bulk up on his thin 175-pound frame as he pursues his lifelong dream.
Peake showed promise as a seventh-round rookie in 2016, catching 19 passes with Gang Green. After that, he wasn’t able to keep his footing with the Jets and he’ll have to find a new NFL home now that the Jaguars have dropped him.