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Jaguars activate three, sign defensive end Adam Gotsis

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Several roster transactions took place today, putting the Jaguars roster at 86.

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Today, the Jaguars made several transactions to bring their overall roster number to 86.

The team announced three players have been activated from the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list, including rookie defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton, tight end Charles Jones and offensive lineman Jawaan Taylor.

Only three players remain on the list, including rookie OL Tre’Your Wallace-Simms, veteran OL Ryan Pope and CB Parry Nickerson. The team has also lost two players due to opt outs this year, including DT Al Woods and special teams ace Lerentee McCray.

The minimum period to be on the list is commensurate with the applicable mandatory testing and/or quarantine time required by the NFL/NFLPA Testing and/or Treatment Protocols to clear that player.

The team also signed former Denver Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis.

Gotsis, 6-foot-4, 287 pounds, was originally drafted by the Broncos in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft and has accumulated 109 tackles, 13 passes defensed, five sacks and two forced fumbles in four years. The defensive end has started 28 games in his career, playing in 57 total.

The Jaguars have continued to make moves along their defensive line this offseason, including the addition of Hamilton and defensive end Rodney Gunter.

Gotsis projects as a defensive end in the Jaguars’ scheme similarly to Gunter, who is expected to help replace former Jaguars DL Calais Campbell. Campbell was traded this offseason to the Baltimore Ravens for a fifth-round pick.

The Jaguars began physicals with their veterans yesterday and the only player who has yet to report currently is franchise player Yannick Ngakoue.