The Jaguars have signed running back Roc Thomas, per Adam Schefter.
Thomas will serve a three-game suspension at the start of the 2019 season. His suspension stems from a violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy. The second-year runner was arrested on felony drug charges when police found marijuana in his vehicle.
Following the suspension, the Vikings released Thomas on July 22nd.
The Jaguars have been struck with the injury bug at running back. Taj McGowan suffered an ACL injury earlier in the week. Thomas Rawls is currently out with hamstring soreness. And today Doug Marrone told the media that RyQuell Armstead is dealing with a quad injury.
So, to say the Jaguars need running back depth may be an understatement.
Thomas will travel with the Jaguars to Baltimore as they prepare to take on the Ravens in joint practices on Monday and Tuesday. He'll begin practicing immediately.
Thomas brings speed, and a lot of it, to the Jaguars' backfield, but he may find it challenging to stick on the roster when Rawls and Armstead return to practice. As a rookie for the Vikings in 2018, Thomas appeared in five games carried the ball eight times for 30 yards. Jaguars' offensive coordinator John DeFilippo has familiarity with Thomas, having served in the same capacity with the Vikings in 2018.
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