The Jacksonville Jaguars have promoted first-year wide receiver Larry Pinkard from the team’s practice squad, and activated fourth-year defensive back Calvin Pryor and rookie wide receiver Dede Westbrook from the team’s reserve/injured list to the 53-man active roster.
To make room, the Jaguars waived second-year defensive tackle Sheldon Day and third-year wide receiver Jaelen Strong, and placed seventh-year WR Arrelious Benn on the team’s reserve/injured list with a knee injury.
Pinkard previously spent time with the Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders before signing with Jacksonville in April. Pinkard played collegiately at Old Dominion University where the Washington, D.C. native totaled 160 receptions (third in school history) and 2,338 receiving yards (second in school history). Pinkard, who has yet to play in an NFL game, will wear No. 18.
Pryor, originally a first-round draft pick (18th overall) by the New York Jets in 2014, has appeared in 44 career games and has totaled 191 tackles (130 solo), 14 passes defensed and two interceptions in his three seasons. Pryor was traded to the Cleveland Browns prior to the 2017 season.
Westbrook, drafted in the fourth round (110th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft, was placed on the reserve/injured list with a core muscle injury on September 8 and was designated for return on October 30. Westbrook will wear No. 12.
The Jaguars have used both of their reserve/designated for return designations and currently have 53 players on their active roster.