The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed rookie wide receiver Dede Westbrook on injured reserve. He is eligible to return later in the season because he was on the team’s initial 53-man roster.
#Jaguars release G Earl Watford and place WR Dede Westbrook on IR.— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) September 8, 2017
Westbrook is eligible to return later this year because he was on the initial 53-man roster. #Jaguars— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) September 8, 2017
Westbrook has been one of the stars of training camp and the preseason so far for the Jaguars. He had led the team with 13 receptions and 288 yards for two touchdowns in three games.
It’s very peculiar that the Jaguars would have Westbrook play in the fourth preseason game after he got a second opinion on his sports hernia. Why did he even get dressed, much less set foot on the field?