Jaguars put three on IR, claim pair off waivers

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As the Jacksonville Jaguars spiral toward a top 2 draft pick in next April’s draft, the team was forced to place three more players on injured reserve Monday.

The Jaguars placed wide receiver Cecil Shorts, linebacker Greg Jones and running back Rashad Jennings on injured reserve, ending their seasons with a week left to play. Jacksonville now has 20 players on the injured reserve list.

Shorts suffered a concussion and Jones sustained a leg injury in Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots. Jennings has a shoulder injury that has forced him to miss the Jaguars’ last three games.

The Jaguars promoted receiver Jerrell Jackson from their practice squad and claimed guard Mark Asper and tight end Allen Reisner off waivers. Asper and Reisner were both released by the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday. Asper had waiver claims put in by the Jaguars, Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Reisner was claimed by the Jaguars, Buccaneers and Detroit Lions.

The Jaguars were awarded both Apser and Reisner due to a higher waiver priority.