Jaguars add another ex-Patriot, cut longshot DT Jeris Pendleton | jacksonville.com
The Jaguars had a busy day Wednesday involving seventh-round draft picks.They signed wide receiver Jeremy Ebert, a seventh-round pick of the New England Patriots last year; cut defensive tackle Jeris Pendleton, their seventh-round pick last year; and signed one of their seventh-round picks this year, cornerback Demetrius McCray. Pendleton was the first member of former general manager Gene Smith’s last draft class to be waived and his departure ended what the Jaguars had hoped would be the feel-good story of last year’s draft. They took a flier on Pendleton’s raw talent even though he was 28 and didn’t play football for several years after high school while trying to support his family on the south side of Chicago.
Jaguars sign seventh-round draft pick Demetrius McCray
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed 2013 seventh-round draft pick Demetrius McCray to a contract, the club announced today. McCray, the 210thoverall selection, was the second of two seventh-round picks for the Jaguars and is the second of their eight draft picks to sign a contract. McCray, 6-0, 185, was a four-year letterman at Appalachian State where he was a two-time All-Southern Conference selection. He finished his career with 10 interceptions along with 123 tackles (83 solo), 26 passes defensed and two forced fumbles. Nine of his 10 career interceptions came in his final two seasons (5 in 2011, 4 in 2012).
Justin Forsett ready for bigger role - Big Cat Country
The Jacksonville Jaguars offense struggled to run the football in the 2012 season, especially after Maurice Jones-Drew went down with his foot injury. The depth the Jaguars had at the running back position left a lot to be desired and also wound up dealing with injuries. The depth at the running back position was a big issue heading into the 2013 offseason and the Jaguars attempted to address that by signing veteran Justin Forsett, who's familiar with both head coach Gus Bradley and offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch.