The Jaguars were running low on able-bodied and unsuspended wide receivers, so they added a pair of them to the roster on Wednesday.
Agent Jeff Sperbeck announced on Twitter that his client Ramses Barden has signed with Jacksonville. Barden was a third-round pick of the Giants in 2009, but never was able to grab a significant role in the team’s offense. He caught 29 passes for 394 yards in four years with the team, but was released before last season and spent the offseason with the Bills before getting dropped last month.
Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports that the Jaguars are also signing Chad Hall, who caught two passes in nine games with the Chiefs last season. Hall played 15 games for the Eagles in 2010 and 2011 as well, catching 14 passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns. The Jaguars will waive safety Jerome Junior and waive/injured wide receiver Nathan Slaughter to make room for the new arrivals.
Cecil Shorts and Allen Robinson are both out with injuries for Jacksonville while Justin Blackmon and Ace Sanders will be suspended when the season opens. That leaves a lot of reps for players looking to force their way onto the roster, which makes it a pretty good landing spot for Barden and Hall to try to continue their NFL careers.