The Jacksonville Jaguars have promoted second-year offensive lineman Chris Reed to the 53-man active roster. To make room on the roster, the club released veteran quarterback Ryan Nassib.
Reed, who was originally signed by Jacksonville as an undrafted rookie in 2015, has appeared in 10 games. Reed, who has started four career games, made his NFL debut and earned his first career start on September 25, 2016 in the team’s matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.
Reed also started three consecutive games for Jacksonville late in the 2016 season before sustaining a toe injury. He spent the 2015 season on the team’s practice squad.
With Brandon Linder on the injury report and A.J. Cann less than a week away from a finger injury that forced him out of part of last week’s game against the New York Jets, getting another interior lineman on the 53-man roster is a must.
Nassib was someone that both Tom Coughlin and head coach Doug Marrone are very familiar with. Nassib was drafted and on the team while Coughlin was the head coach of the New York Giants, while Marrone had Nassib as a starting quarterback at Syracuse. Nassib has spent four years in the NFL and has only attempted 10 passes in the regular season.