The waiver wire - following final cuts - can be a risky predicament for teams hoping to sneak talent onto their practice rosters. The Jaguars felt the consequences of such gambles on Sunday.
Defensive end Tyrone Holmes, cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun, tight end Braedon Bowman and linebacker Thurston Armbrister were all claimed off waivers after being cut by the Jaguars on Saturday.
Holmes was claimed by the Cleveland Browns after posting five tackles and a sack in four preseason games with Jacksonville. The 6-foot-3, 253-pound pass rusher showed flashes towards the end of his brief tenure with the Jaguars, who selected him with the 181st overall pick out of Montana.
A source told First Coast News that multiple teams requested Holmes on waivers. The Browns had the second highest priority on the wire list.
Holmes will be joined by Boddy-Calhoun in Cleveland. The rookie cornerback signed with the Jaguars in May as an undrafted free agent. The 5-foot-11, 194-pound cornerback was buried behind a talented group at cornerback. Cleveland could offer him the opportunity to make his mark on special teams.
Bowman was a surprise standout during organized team activities and training camp after going undrafted out of South Alabama. He showed proficiency in blocking, receiving and route running, but the Jaguars leaned toward the versatility of former draft picks Neal Sterling and Ben Koyack when crafting the final roster. Bowman will now get the opportunity to play in New York as a rookie.
Along with Holmes, Boddy-Calhoun and Bowman, Armbrister was also claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions. He played in 16 games for the Jaguars as an undrafted rookie last season.
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