Three waived Jags reclaimed waivers
Jacksonville had to cut its roster from 80 to the last 53 on Tuesday, and now we know where a few of those former Jags players are heading. Although several players (such as wide receivers Pharoh Cooper and Laquon Treadwell) were released and became unrestricted free agents, even more players were sidelined, meaning teams had the opportunity to claim them before d ‘reach the free market.
Three of those players have been claimed and now have a new home: wide receiver Collin Johnson, tight end Ben Ellefson and linebacker Quincy Williams.
Johnson joins the New York Giants after a disappointing preseason in an oversaturated wide reception hall. The sophomore has had some positive times as a rookie and will seek success with New York quarterback Daniel Jones.
Ellefson, meanwhile, joined the Minnesota Vikings in a move that makes a lot of sense for this team after it was announced that projected tight end Irv Smith would miss all season after undergoing meniscus surgery. Finally, Williams joined the Jets as he couldn’t beat Russell Chapel or Dakota Allen for a spot on the roster with Jacksonville.
There weren’t any particularly surprising moves for the Jags other than the fact that only five broads from the deep group made the final roster. But there were still some tough decisions to be made that saw players leave who had impressive pre-seasons. We will keep you posted on the future of these players in the days and weeks to come.