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Jaguars call up a new kicker, sign DE Jabaal Sheard to practice squad

The Jaguars will don a new kicker this week, while signing a veteran DE to the practice squad.

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The kicking carousel will continue in Jacksonville as yesterday the Jaguars released kicker Stephen Hauschka while calling up Jon Brown who was signed to the practice squad less than a week ago.

The Jaguars also promoted defensive lineman Caraun Reid from the practice squad, and released defensive lineman Carl Davis, who was set to become available after serving a month-long suspension by the league. To replace Reid on the practice squad, Jacksonville signed 10th-year veteran defensive end Jabaal Sheard to the practice squad.

In a final transaction, the Jaguars placed safety Andrew Wingard (abdominal strain) on the team’s reserve/injured list.

Against the Houston Texans on Sunday, Hauschka missed his first two attempts for the Jaguars, both coming near the end of the second quarter. One miss was from just 24 yards while the next miss was short from 49 yards.

Brown, an undrafted free agent out of Louisville in 2016 has spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals and the San Francisco 49ers. According to the team, he will be wearing No. 1.

While he has played a game for the Jaguars this season - on Sunday against the Houston Texans -, he has spent the entire season on the team’s practice squad, after spending some time on the 80-man roster prior to cut-down day. Reid has been in the NFL since 2014, originally drafted by the Detroit Lions, and has appeared in 48 games making 16 starts, totaling 50 tackles, 11 tackles-for-loss and 3.5 sacks.

Sheard, 6-foot-3, 268 pounds, was originally drafted in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. He spent the last three years of his career with the Indianapolis Colts and has totaled 387 tackles, 51.5 sacks, 27 passes defensed and has forced 13 fumbles.