The NFL waiver deadline has come and gone, and the Jacksonville Jaguars have claimed five players on waiver. This means that the Jaguars obtain control of the player’s contract and now must cut five players to place them on the 53-man roster.
The players the Jaguars claimed are as follows:
Chicago Bears OL William Poehls
Houston Texans NT Eli Ankou
Baltimore Ravens LB Donald Payne
New England Patriots TE James O’Shaughnessy
Miami Dolphins DB Lafayette Pitts
Nothing really Earth shattering or surprising in these claims. It was expected the team would fish around at nose tackle, offensive line and tight end. I guess it’s a little surprising the team only claimed a single offensive lineman, but some of the older veterans available like Alex Boone and John Greco are not subject to waivers.
This probably won’t be the end of the Jaguars back end roster churn, as the team is likely still going to look at the offensive line.