Jaguars Sign 10 Players To Practice Squad

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed 10 players to their practice squad, the club announced today. The team signed rookie CB Dee Delaney, rookie LB Nick DeLuca, first-year TE David Grinnage, rookie DL Lyndon Johnson, rookie WR Allen Lazard, rookie QB Tanner Lee, rookie OL KC McDermott, rookie CB Quenton Meeks, rookie S C.J. Reavis and first-year RB Brandon Wilds to the 10-man practice squad.

All 10 players were previously with the Jaguars prior to final roster  reductions on Saturday, Sept. 1. Below is a look at the 10 players added  to the team’s practice squad this afternoon: 

CB DEE DELANEY (5-11, 200, Miami): Registered six tackles,  three passes defensed and one INT in the preseason with the Jaguars …  Recorded 39 tackles, two pass breakups and one interception in lone  season at Miami after transferring from The Citadel .... Appeared in 37  games and totaled 132 tackles, 13 INTs and 32 passes defensed at the  Citadel ... Most decorated All-American in The Citadel history after  being named to the Walter Camp All-American in 2015-2016 and was named  to the first team Associated Press All American in 2016 ... At Whale  Branch Early College High School in Seabrook, S.C., lettered four times  each in football, basketball and baseball and twice in track and field

LB NICK DELUCA (6-3, 245, North Dakota State): Originally  signed with the Jaguars on Aug. 21, 2018 … Won four NCAA Division I FCS  national titles as the Bison went 69-6 over his five years in the  program … Nominated for the Butkus Award twice, including in 2016 when  he was the only FCS nominee … Named a first-team All-American as a  redshirt senior in 2017 finishing second on the team in total tackles  (74), tackles for loss (10.5) and sacks (6.5) … Received a medical  redshirt in 2016 … Named first-team All-Missouri Valley Football  Conference and finished second in voting for MVFC Defensive Player of  the Year in 2015 … Led NDSU in tackles in 2015, posting 135 total  tackles and tying the school record with 59 solo tackle … Attended  Millard North High School (Omaha, Neb.), where he was a two-time  first-team all-state selection and won a state championship in 2012 

TE DAVID GRINNAGE (6-5, 265, North Carolina State):  Spent  the entire 2017 season on Jacksonville’s practice squad … Has yet to  appear in an NFL game after originally signing as a rookie free agent  with Green Bay on April 30, 2016 … Released by the Packers via injury  settlement after sustaining an injury during rookie minicamp … A  three-year letterman at North Carolina State University, he caught 67  career passes for 798 yards and nine TDs … Left for the NFL following  his redshirt junior season … Attended Newark H.S. in Newark, Del., and  was a three-star recruit coming out of high school. 

DL LYNDON JOHNSON (6-5, 287, Cincinnati): Played in all  four preseason games with the Jaguars in 2018 and recorded five tackles  and 0.5 sacks … Appeared in 26 career games at Cincinnati and totaled 31  tackles (17 solo), four tackles for a loss, three sacks and one forced  fumble … Saw action in 11 games in his senior season and totaled 19  tackles (10 solo), one tackle for a loss and two sacks ... Prior to  enrolling at Cincinnati, he spent two years at Holmes Community College  where he totaled 45 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss and 9.0 sacks ...  Named First-Team All-State by the Mississippi Association of Community  and Junior Colleges ... Also played basketball at Holmes CC … Attended  West Point High School in Mississippi 

WR ALLEN LAZARD (6-4, 227, Iowa State): Spent the entire  2018 preseason with the Jaguars and caught four passes for 46 yards …  Appeared in 48 games at Iowa State and totaled 241 receptions for 3,360  yards and 26 TDs … Named First-Team All-Big 12 in 2016 and 2017 … Earned  MVP and Offensive Player of the Game honors in the Liberty Bowl in his  final game … Iowa States career leader in receptions, receiving yards,  100-yard receiving games (12), consecutive 100-yard receiving games (4)  and consecutive games with a reception (48) … Started 12 of 13 games in  his senior season, leading the team in receptions (71), receiving yards  (941), 100-yard receiving games (4) and touchdown catches (10) … His 10  TD catches broke ISU’s single-season mark ... Started 11 of 12 games in  his junior season, leading the team in receptions (69), receiving yards  (1,018) and TD catches (7) … Broke the school record for 100-yard  receiving games with six, ranking second in the Big 12 and tying for  12th nationally ... Second-Team All-Big 12 by the Associated Press,  Third-Team by Phil Steele and Honorable Mention by the Big 12 coaches as  a sophomore … Attended Urbandale High School (Urbandale, Iowa) and was  honored as a First-Team American Family Insurance All-USA All-American  and earned All-America honors from Max Preps, State Farm and USA Today  ... Father, Ken, played at Iowa State from 1990-93 and brother, Anthony,  played football at Iowa State from 2013-16. 

QB TANNER LEE (6-4, 218, Nebraska): Drafted by  Jacksonville in the sixth round (203rd overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft …  Spent his first two years at Tulane before transferring to Nebraska …  Threw for 6,744 yards in 31 career games, finishing with 756 completions  and 46 touchdown passes in his college career … Completed 57.5 percent  of his passes and threw for 3,143 yards and 23 touchdowns in his lone  season as the Huskers’ signal caller, becoming just the fourth Husker to  post a 3,000-yard passing season ... His 3,143 passing yards were the  most ever by a first-year Husker quarterback, the most in a 12-game  season in NU history and ranked third overall in school history ...  Started nine games at quarterback as a sophomore at Tulane and threw for  1,639 yards and 11 touchdowns, while completing 52 percent of his  passes … Started all 10 of his games in 2014 as a freshman and completed  185-of-336 passes for 1,962 yards and 12 touchdowns ... All of Lee’s  passing numbers set Tulane freshman records … Attended Jesuit High  School in Louisiana.

OL KC MCDERMOTT (6-5, 311, Miami): Spent the entire 2018 training camp and preseason with the Jaguars … Appeared  in 40 career games along the offensive line for the Hurricanes and, in  his senior season in 2017, was named to the All-ACC Third Team … Started  the final 34 games of his career ... Started his senior season at left  tackle and helped lead offense to 550-yard performance against  Bethune-Cookman in the season opener ... Started nine games at left  guard and final four at left tackle as a junior in 2016 … Started six  games at left guard and two at right tackle as a sophomore in 2015 …  Attended Palm Beach Central and was a First-team all-state selection as  junior and a 2014 All-American selection by 247Sports … Older  brothers Tyler (Colorado State) and Shane (Miami Fla.) both played  college football and Shane spent time on Dallas’, Carolina’s and the New  York Giants practice squad.

CB QUENTON MEEKS (6-1, 209, Stanford): Posted a  team-leading 11 tackles (nine solo) and two passes defensed for the  Jaguars in the 2018 preseason … Finished his Stanford career with 39  games played, 121 tackles, 25 passes defensed and seven INTs ... As a  junior in 2017, earned All-Pac-12 second team honors, in addition to  Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention … Was named to the Bronko Nagurski  Trophy watch list and Jim Thorpe Award watch list … Appeared in 14  games played in 2017 and totaled 65 tackles (37 solo), two INTs and  eight passes defensed ... All Pac-12 honorable mention as a sophomore in  2016 ... Attended Del Norte (San Diego, Calif.) and lettered in  football, track and field and baseball ... Father, Ron, coached in the  NFL from 1991-2012 and was the defensive coordinator for the  Indianapolis Colts during their Super Bowl XLI title run, when both  Chris Polian and Dave Caldwell were on the Colts staff ... Father is  from Jacksonville, where family still resides.

CB C.J. REAVIS (6-0, 198, Marshall): Posted eight tackles  (all solo) in the 2018 preseason with Jacksonville … In two seasons with  Marshall, tallied 123 tackles (42 solo) in 21 games played … Added 5.0  tackles for loss and five passes defensed ... Saw action in 11 games in  2017 and totaled 63 tackles (32 solo), three tackles for a loss and one  INT ... Played in nine games, with six starts, before a season-ending  injury in 2016, but still ranked fifth on the team in tackles with 69  (23 solo) ... Season-high 15 tackles came in a win against Florida  Atlantic ... Played one season at Virginia Tech before transferring to  East Mississippi Community College ... Featured on ‘Last Chance U,’ the  Netflix series that documents the East Mississippi football team.

RB BRANDON WILDS (6-0, 220, South Carolina): First-year RB  has had NFL stints with the Jaguars, the Cleveland Browns, the New York  Jets and the Atlanta Falcons … Spent the Final 15 weeks of the 2017  season on Jacksonville’s practice squad … Appeared in four games with  the Jets in 2016 and rushed 10 times for 27 yards … Played in 41 games  in his career at South Carolina and totaled 379 carries for 1,844 yards,  13 TDs and recorded 59 receptions for 540 yards and three TDs …  Attended Blythewood High School in South Carolina and finished his prep  career with 500 carries for 2,700 yards with 29 rushing scores in 33  games

 

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