The Jacksonville Jaguars have claimed defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick, according to a report by John Oehser of Jaguars.com. Deaderick was released on Monday by the New England Patriots, as he had an uphill battle at beating out some newly acquired veterans the team signed in the offseason.
To make room for Deaderick on the roster the Jaguars released rookie wide receiver Cole McKenzie.
Deaderick, 25, started at the tail end of the season for the Patriots in 2012 playing the defensive tackle position. A 2010 seventh-round pick by the Patriots, Deaderick's release was a bit of a surprise despite the competition at the defensive tackle position, but he should fit right in on the Jaguars line. In 2012 Deaderick was active for 14 games and played nearly 40 percent of the Patriots snaps on defense.
Some interesting notes on Deaderick...
Brandon Deaderick was Bama player shot in forearm in 2009 when someone tried to rob him. He played the next week in season opener #jaguars— J.P. Shadrick (@jpshadrick) May 14, 2013
New Jags DL Brandon Deaderick played 1,111 snaps in his first 3 NFL seasons. Since he debuted in 2010, he's never been flagged for a penalty— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) May 14, 2013