Roster Moves by Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Detroit Lions

Miami Dolphins elevate Jones

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have elevated defensive tackle Benito Jones to the active roster for tomorrow’s game.

Jones joined the Dolphins as an undrafted college free agent on April 29, 2020. He was waived by the team on Sept. 5, 2020 and signed to the practice squad on Sept. 6, 2020. Jones was a four-year letterman (2016-19) and three-year starter at Mississippi, where he played in all 48 games of his collegiate career with 36 starts. He earned second-team All-SEC honors as a senior in 2019 after he led all SEC nose tackles with 30 tackles.

NamePos.Hgt.Wgt.BirthdateExp.CollegeHometownAcq.
Benito JonesDT6-13166/10/97RMississippi ’20Waynesboro, Miss.FA, ‘20

JAGUARS ELEVATE DEFENSIVE END JABAAL SHEARD FOR WEEK 6

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars have utilized a practice squad standard elevation spot on DE Jabaal Sheard(pronounced juh-BALL SHEERD) for the club’s Week 6 game against Detroit, the team announced today. The Jaguars now have 54 players on their active/inactive list.

Sheard, 6-3, 268, has appeared in 134 career games with 103 starts since originally entering the NFL as a second-round pick with the Browns in 2011. He played four seasons in Cleveland (2011-14), followed by a two-year stint with New England (2015-16), including a Super Bowl win in Super Bowl LI, and three years with Indianapolis (2017-19). For his career, he has totaled 387 tackles, 51.5 sacks, 27 passes defensed and 13 forced fumbles. A native of Hollywood Hills, Fla., he played collegiately at Pittsburgh.

In accordance with Article 33, Section 5 of the 2020 CBA, each club may elevate a maximum of two players each week from its practice squad to its active/inactive List as a 54th or 55th player without the player first terminating his practice squad contract.

Any elevated practice squad player shall automatically revert to the club’s practice squad at 4 p.m. ET on the first business day following such game without being subject to waivers.

A practice squad player may be elevated to a club’s active/inactive list as a 54th or 55th player for a maximum of two regular season or postseason games.

If a Practice Squad player is elevated to a club’s active/inactive List as a 54th or 55th player for any regular season game, the player’s weekly compensation specified in Paragraph 4 of the practice squad player contract will be adjusted to one-seventeenth (1/17th) of the Paragraph 5 minimum salary for players on a club’s active/inactive list with the practice squad player’s number of credited seasons for such game.

JAGUARS MAKE ROSTER DESIGNATIONS

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed the following players on the Practice Squad/COVID-19 list:

  • Cottrell, Nathan (RB, Georgia Tech)
  • Ellefson, Ben (TE, North Dakota State)
  • Evans, Nate (LB, Central Florida)
  • Giles-Harris, Joe (LB, Duke)
  • Godwin, Terry (WR, Georgia)
  • Hammond, Josh (WR, Florida)
  • Hilbers, Jared (T, Washington)
  • McDermott, KC (Miami-FL)
  • Middleton, Doug (DB, Appalachian State)
  • Nurse, Josh (DB, Utah)
  • Pleasants, Austen (T, Ohio)
  • Quinn, Trey (WR, Southern Methodist) 

The Jaguars also placed the following player on the Reserve/COVID-19 list:

  • Josh Mauro (DE, Stanford)
LIONS ANNOUNCE ROSTER MOVES
Allen Park, Mich.— The Detroit Lions announced today the following roster moves:
SIGNED TO ACTIVE ROSTER FROM DET PRACTICE SQUADQB David Blough
ACTIVATED FROM RESERVE/INJURED; DESIGNATED FOR RETURNJoe Dahl
ELEVATED FROM PRACTICE SQUAD TO ACTIVE/INACTIVE LIST PURSUANT TO THE STANDARD ELEVATION ADDENDUMTE Isaac Nauta
RELEASEDCB Chris Jones

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