According to the Associated Press’ Mark Long, the Jaguars are waiving running back Jeremy McNichols and defensive end Chuck Harris.
AP source: Jaguars waive RB Jeremy McNichols and DE Chuck Harris.— Mark Long (@APMarkLong) May 4, 2020
Creates roster spots for RB Chris Thompson and likely another veteran, possibly a DE to fill Harris’ spot
This comes just a couple of days after the team announced the acquisition of former Washington running back Chris Thompson, the Jaguars now have 89 players slated to be on their roster, and could be adding a defensive end in place of Harris if they should feel the need to do so.
There are several defensive end/outside linebackers currently on the market such as former Giants outside linebacker Marcus Golden who recently signed the seldom-used UFA tender, meaning he has until July 22nd to sign with another team, otherwise he will only be able to play for the Giants this season.
Another player to keep an eye on would be former 49ers linebacker Aaron Lynch. This offseason, the Jaguars replaced former Director of Player Personnel Chris Polian with former 49ers general manager Trent Baalke who originally drafted the outside linebacker in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Lynch has since played for the Chicago Bears the past two seasons.
McNichols signed with the Jaguars late last season to the team’s practice squad before being promoted to the active roster on December 28th, he did not play a single down for the team.
Harris was signed to the team’s practice squad on November 11th of last season, and did not play a single down for the team. Neither player was expected to make this year’s roster and will go through waivers for 24 hours before becoming free agents, if not claimed.