On Tuesday the Jaguars announced they would place starting left guard Luke Joeckel on the Injured Reserve. This action vacated a roster spot. Today the Jaguars signed Bryce Harris to fill the void.
Harris is a 27 year old offensive tackle who has been in the league since 2012, spending time with both the Saints and the Falcons. After going undrafted in 2012 out of Fresno State, he's appeared in 34 games in the NFL, starting 5 of them. At 6'6'' tall and 300 lbs. Harris doesn't have the ideal athleticism/strength traits that teams in the NFL look for in quality offensive tackles. All of his starts came in New Orleans from 2012-2014. He spent the 2015 season with the Falcons, but was cut by the team this September. He'll provide depth to an offensive line that has been far less than stellar so far in 2016.
The signing of Harris means that the Jaguars won't promote Rashod Hill from the practice squad, who despite being a rookie, has really impressed the Jaguars coaching staff.
Joeckel will be out at least 8 weeks, so look for Harris to have an extended stay with the Jaguars.
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