Today’s workout updates:
- LB Manase Hungalu (Twitter link via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle)
Los Angeles Chargers
New York Jets
Here’s the latest from the workout circuit, courtesy of veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer:
- LB Alvin Jones
- OT Brant Weiss
Green Bay Packers
- RB Tra Carson (signed to practice squad), WR Keon Hatcher (signed to PS), WR Devin Lucien, WR Teo Redding
- RB Jamaal Charles (signed, story), RB Charcandrick West, LS Jon Condo, LS Matt Overton, LS Zach Triner, TE Pharoah McKever (signed to PS), WR Breshad Perriman, QB Josh Woodrum
Kansas City Chiefs
New Orleans Saints
- WR Quan Bray, WR Rashad Greene, WR Jordan Leslie, WR Brandon Reilly, WR Lucky Whitehead, WR Shane Wynn, CB Chris Campbell, LB Kennan Gilchrist, LB Manase Hungalu, LB Greer Martini, DB Lardarius Webb
San Francisco 49ers
- RB Matthew Dayes (signed to PS), RB Andre Ellington, RB Jeremy McNichols, RB Shane Vereen, RB Charcandrick West (story), QB Jack Heneghan
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- OG Kofi Amichia, WR Jace Billingsley, Fred Brown, Corey Coleman, Damoun Patterson, Austin Proehl, QB Joe Callahan, OT De’Ondre Wesley
Here are Saturday’s minor moves and additional post-suspension activations:
Green Bay Packers
- Promoted from practice squad: ILB Tyrell Adams
Los Angeles Chargers
- Activated: CB Daryl Worley
San Francisco 49ers
Monday’s minor moves:
- Placed on IR: CB Maurice Canady
Los Angeles Rams
- Placed on IR: WR Michael Thomas
- Signed: S Maurice Smith
- Waived: WR Jehu Chesson
The Jaguars have reduced their roster to the league-mandated 53 by making the following transactions:
- RB Tim Cook
- DE Hunter Dimick
- CB Brian Dixon
- TE Alex Ellis
- WR Amba Etta-Tawo
- OL Avery Gennesy
- TE David Grinnage
- DB Tracy Howard
- CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste
- OL Nila Kasitati
- DT Kevin Maurice
- DE Carroll Phillips
- OL Chris Reed
- DE Jonathan Woodard
Placed on IR:
The Jaguars have swapped one wideout for another. Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports (via Twitter) that the team has placed receiver Rashad Greene on the injured reserve. The Jaguars have promoted receiver Shane Wynn from the practice squad to take Greene’s place.
It’s been tough for Greene to establish himself on a team with so many talented wideouts. The 2015 fifth-round pick out of Florida State has hauled in 24 career receptions for 125 yards and two touchdowns, although he’s only recorded five receptions this season. Greene has also been the Jaguars primary punt returner over the past two seasons, although he has four fumbles on 21 returns this season. An achilles injury will shut down the 24-year-old for the season, and Greene will be making his second career trip to the injured reserve.
Wynn, 24, has bounced around a bit since going undrafted out of Indiana in 2015. The wideout has yet to play in an NFL game, but he has spent time with the Falcons, Browns, Jets, Chargers, and Saints. Wynn will likely slide into the sixth receiver spot behind Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee, Bryan Walters, and Arrelious Benn. The Jaguars could also lean on Wynn to take over punt return duties.
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WEDNESDAY, 3:21pm: The Jaguars officially placed Marks on IR today, one of several roster moves announced by the team. Jacksonville also placed rookie safety James Sample on IR, and used the two open spots to promote safety Craig Loston from the practice squad and to activate wide receiver Rashad Greene from IR-DTR.
TUESDAY, 12:23pm: The Jaguars will place defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks on the injured reserve list, ending his season, head coach Gus Bradley confirmed today (Twitter link via John Oehser of Jaguars.com). Marks tore his triceps during Sunday’s win over the Ravens.
Marks, 28, has been one of Jacksonville’s most reliable and productive defenders in recent seasons, but has been plagued by injuries within the last year. At the end of an impressive 2014 campaign that saw him rack up 8.5 sacks, Marks tore his ACL, delaying his 2015 debut. The former second-round pick managed to appear in just four games for the Jags this season before going down with another significant injury.
While the Jaguars got bad news on Marks, another key contributor returned to practice today, according to Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union. Wide receiver Allen Hurns paid another visit to a sports hernia specialist on Monday, but despite battling an abdominal injury and a foot ailment, he looks like a good bet to be active against the Titans this Thursday.
Per Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union (via Twitter), Hurns said today that he may undergo sports hernia surgery after the season. There had been some speculation on Monday that the wideout may need to have such a procedure sooner, sidelining him during the season.
The Jaguars have made a pair of related roster moves today, re-signing wide receiver Bryan Walters to their 53-man roster and placing WR/KR Rashad Greene on injured reserve with the designation to return, according to the team (Twitter link).
Greene, who had been dealing with a back issue earlier in the season, sustained a thumb injury in Sunday’s win over the Dolphins, and the banged-up rookie will now be sidelined for six weeks from practice and eight weeks from game action. The former Florida State wideout was the Jaguars’ fifth-round pick this past May, coming off the board 139th overall.
As for Walters, he initially signed with Jacksonville back in March, but was cut last week by the team. Having served as the Seahawks’ primary punt returner in 2014, Walters figures to contribute in the return game for the Jaguars as long as he remains on the roster. He also may fill in as a slot receiver on offense.
Jacksonville becomes the 15th NFL team to use its IR-DTR slot this season, as our complete list shows.