Jags waive Matthew Wright, claim Rashod Berry and Wes Martin
The Jacksonville Jaguars were a busy team when it came to the waiver wire on Wednesday. They added two players in offensive lineman Wes Martin and defensive end and outside linebacker Rashod Berry. They also waived placekicker Matthew Wright.
Martin, 26, joins the Jags after spending time with the New York Giants. However, he entered the league in 2019 as a fourth-round draft pick from Indiana University Bloomington with the Washington Commanders. He saw the majority of his time on the court with Washington and started in 10 games for them between 2019 and 2020. Martin also recorded a start last season with New York, bringing his starting total to 11.
Berry, 25, entered the league in 2020 as an undrafted player with the New England Patriots. He played tight end and defensive end for Ohio State before entering the NFL Draft and stuck to playing defensive end as a professional player.
Berry joined the Lions last August and was active for five games with them. During his stint in Detroit, he saw the field for 62 snaps and recorded three tackles and a quarterback hit.
Wright, 26, joined the Jags last season in late September after former kicker Josh Lambo failed to get a shot in the Jags’ first two games. He was initially on their practice squad, but was elevated to the active roster in mid-October. In his third game on the active roster, he managed to hit a game-winning field goal for the Jags against the Miami Dolphins, giving them their first win of the season.
Wright ultimately finished the 2021 season 13 of 15 (86.7%) on extra point attempts and was 21 of 24 (87.5%) on field goal attempts. He was one of three kickers on the offseason roster, but with the team leaving him, they are now down to undrafted rookie kicker Andrew Mevis and veteran Ryan Santoso.
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