The Jaguars' initial 53-man roster stayed intact for less than 24 hours. On Sunday, the team claimed linebacker Arthur Brown and safety Marqueston Huff off waivers and released running back Joe Banyard.
Brown was waived by the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday prior to the league's roster limit deadline. Brown spent three seasons in Baltimore after being selected in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. The 6-foot, 240-pound linebacker appeared in 34 games for the Ravens but only produced 17 tackles and a half sack during his tenure.
Huff was also cut on Saturday by the Tennessee Titans. He played two years with the Titans after being selected in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. In 30 games, Huff collected 33 tackles, four pass breakups and an interception. He will begin the season on the suspended list, as he faces a one-game ban for violating the league's policy on substance abuse.
The Jaguars cut running back Joe Banyard to make room for Brown. Banyard spent the entire offseason in Jacksonville and earned an initial roster spot after impressive performances in training camp and the preseason. He also played in five games for the Jaguars last season.
Due to Huff's suspension, the Jaguars only needed to make room for Brown. After Week 1, the Jaguars will have release another player from the active roster to make room for Huff.
UPDATE: The Jaguars re-signed wide receiver Arrelious Benn to the 53-man active roster on Sunday. In order to bring Benn back, the team placed offensive tackle Josh Wells on injured reserve.
The move puts the Jaguars at a very high number for skill players. The team currently has four running backs, six wide receivers and four tight ends on the roster. With Wells on injured reserve, the Jaguars head into Week 1 with just eight offensive linemen.
Benn hasn't played in a regular season game since 2012. He was on the offseason roster last year but spent the entire season on injured reserve with a broken collarbone. He was brought back this summer and was cut on Saturday. His re-signing adds to the group led by Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns.
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