The Jaguars made several roster moves earlier today, including signing kicker Matthew Wright to the team’s practice squad.
The team has also placed receiver Tavon Austin on the team’s IR/Designated for Return list while releasing receiver Phillip Dorsett from the practice squad.
Austin had spent the first three weeks of the season on the team’s reserve/injured list and has yet to make it onto the field as a result.
Now, he will be eligible to return to the practice with the team finishing its third game of the season without him on the active roster. The Jaguars will now have 21 days to activate Austin.
After the 21-day period is over, the player cannot return to the club’s active/inactive list for the remainder of the season, including the postseason.
In signing Wright, the Jaguars have acquired some insurance at their kicker position for Josh Lambo. Lambo has missed several kicks this season, including two field goals over the first two weeks of the season, and two extra points on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.
Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer would comment on Lambo and the situation today during his press conference. He had yet to speak with the kicker but mentioned that the reality is, the kicks must go through the uprights.
“The one thing I respect about him is he is as hard a working if not the hardest-working specialist I’ve ever had,” Meyer said. “There’s also the reality ... you have to make kicks. There’s nothing about attitude, nothing about work ethic. The reality is that ball’s got to go through.”
At that time, the Jaguars brought in a few players to work out for the team, Wright presumably among the group. Wright was originally signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers in undrafted free agency in 2019.
He would have a second stint with the team in 2020, connecting on all seven of his extra points and four of his field goals, including a long of 46 yards in three games.
As for Dorsett, the Jaguars originally added the speedy receiver to a one-year deal worth $1,127,500. The team would release him during the final cuts before re-signing him to the team’s practice squad. Now, he is back on the open market, a free agent just one day after suiting up for his first game with the club on Sunday against the Cardinals.