The Jacksonville Jaguars signed first-year wide receiver Jeremy Ebert off the club’s practice squad to the 53-man roster, the club announced today. Second-year guard Jacques McClendon was waived. Ebert was on the 53-man roster for last Sunday’s game at Oakland and had a five-yard reception before he was waived on Sept. 16. He spent the preseason with the Jaguars where he had five catches for 46 yards and one touchdown. He was a seventh-round draft pick of New England in 2012 and spent time on the Patriots’ practice squad. He played in 49 games with 32 starts at Northwestern where he finished with 173 career receptions for 2,400 yards and 21 touchdowns.
The Jaguars’ offense has one touchdown in 26 drives through two games, but they’ve been particularly awful in the first quarter. Creating an early rhythm — regardless of who is and who isn’t playing — would prevent the Jaguars from playing uphill and getting away from the game plan. In eight first-quarter drives, the Jaguars have seven punts and one interception.
Mark Lamping brings more than just a championship background to the Jacksonville Jaguars front office.Lamping, one of the few people who owns a Super Bowl and a World Series ring, places a high emphasis on integrating areas such as St. Johns County into the Jaguars family.That’s why Lamping, the first Jaguars president since 1996, has done something uniquely different in attempts to form a relationship with the community. On Sunday, Sept. 29, the Jaguars will host the first ever St. Johns County Day.