The Jacksonville Jaguars have promoted cornerback Breon Borders and offensive lineman Brandon Thomas from the practice squad to the 53-man active roster. To make room, the team placed rookie safety Ronnie Harrison (knee) and offensive lineman Jermey Parnell (knee) on the team’s reserve/injured list.
Borders has been on Jacksonville’s practice squad since Week 8. He originally signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted rookie in 2017 and spent the first 14 weeks of the 2017 season on the Raiders’ practice squad. Borders was on the Buffalo Bills’ active roster for the last two games of 2017, but was inactive in both contests. He saw action on special teams in the Bills’ AFC Wild Card game against the Jaguars. He played in 49 games (35 starts) at Duke University from 2013 through 2016 and registered 148 tackles, 12 interceptions, and 34 passes defended. In 2016 as a senior, Borders earned third-team All-ACC honors from the league’s head coaches after recording 27 tackles, 11 passes defended, and two interceptions.
Thomas is a second-year veteran that played collegiately at Clemson. He also spent time with San Francisco and Detroit before originally joining the Jaguars in 2017. Thomas has never played in an NFL game.
The Jaguars now have 53 players on their active roster.