The Jaguars continued their flurry of transactions on Thursday with the team getting their fifth-round pick in April’s draft, running back Ryquell Armstead, signed to a contract.
Fifth-round RB Ryquell Armstead (@track_chaser) becomes the fourth of the @Jaguars’ seven draft picks to sign his rookie contract!— Tad Dickman (@TDickman89) May 9, 2019
The @TempleOwls product finished last season with 1,098 rushing yards and 13 TDs! pic.twitter.com/2wnzSFW0Xv
Armstead’s signing marked the fourth rookie taken by the Jaguars in last month’s draft to put pen to paper upon arriving for the team’s rookie orientation/mini-camp set to begin on Friday.
Earlier in the day, the team announced the signings of third-round pick Josh Oliver, sixth- round pick Gardner Minshew, and seventh-round pick Dontavius Russell.
The team also announced the release of several players on Thursday evening, including quarterback Cody Kessler, linebackers Blair Brown and Donald Payne (Failed physical designation), fullback D’mitri Flowers, and offensive lineman Parker Ehinger.