The Jacksonville Jaguars added OL James Murray and DL Corey Peters to the practice squad on Monday afternoon. The team correspondingly released LB Grant Morgan and OL Nick Ford.
We have signed OL James Murray and DL Corey Peters to the practice squad and released OL Nick Ford and LB Grant Morgan from the practice squad.https://t.co/cterVg2vHR— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) September 12, 2022
According to Pro Football Network’s Aaron Wilson, Peters visited with the Jaguars last week before signing a practice squad deal on Monday. The veteran defensive tackle was drafted in the third round in 2010 by Atlanta, where he spent the first five years of his career. Peters played the following six seasons in Arizona, where current Jaguars defensive line coach Brentson Buckner coached in 2020 and 2021.
There was literally zero nose tackle depth behind DaVon Hamilton after Jacksonville released Malcom Brown last month; a curious move considering Brown is a solid player, and one that the front office previously traded for and extended. The Jaguars allowed just 3.0 yards per carry to the Commanders in Week 1 but could use the interior depth in a division that includes Rex Burkhead, not to mention Derrick Henry and Jonathan Taylor.
Murray is a four-year practice squad journeyman who mostly recently played in Baltimore. (No, this isn’t the guy from Impractical Jokers.) He was added less than 24 hours after the Jaguars allowed 10 quarterback hits in its season opener.