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Jaguars sign UCF running back Taj McGowan after rookie Ryquell Armstead suffered a leg injury

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed rookie running back Taj McGowan. To make room on the roster, the Jaguars waived rookie defensive lineman Khairi Clark.

McGowan participated in rookie mini camps with Jacksonville in early May.

The signing comes after a report from Daniel Popper of The Athletic that rookie running back Ryquell Armstead suffered a leg injury. His injury status has not been disclosed by the team.

McGowan attended UCF, where he played in all 13 games during his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. As a senior in 2018, McGowan rushed for 470 yards and eight touchdowns, and crossed the 1,000-yard career plateau against Cincinnati. He also tallied eight scores as a junior, while rushing for a touchdown in each of the first five games of the season.