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Jaguars claim Tracy Howard off of waivers

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Getting cut by the Browns in April wouldn’t seem to be the best sign of future success in the NFL, but defensive back Tracy Howard didn’t have to wait long for a chance with another team.

The Jaguars announced on Friday that they have claimed Howard off of waivers and added him to their 90-man roster. Howard and two other players were dropped by the Browns on Thursday.

Howard signed with Cleveland after going undrafted out of Miami last year and went on to play 15 games for Cleveland. Howard made three starts at safety and ended the season with 20 tackles.

The Jaguars are set to have Barry Church and Tashaun Gipson as their starting safeties in 2017, which likely leaves Howard to compete for a spot as a reserve — he played cornerback in college, which may help his chances — and on special teams if he’s going to stick with the Jaguars into the regular season.

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5 Responses to “Jaguars claim Tracy Howard off of waivers”
  1. noledawg22 says: Apr 21, 2017 5:22 PM

    Whose the first with the “Championship” cliché?

  2. whenwilliteverend says: Apr 21, 2017 6:10 PM

    Doesn’t say much about the talent on your team when you snatch up a castoff from the Browns.

  3. Matt from San Diego says: Apr 21, 2017 7:12 PM

    He is a beast in my Madden Franchise

  4. razzlejag says: Apr 22, 2017 7:35 AM

    I’m surprised he was cut, this kid can play and will, at the least, be a solid special teamer.

  5. maddenisfordorks says: Apr 22, 2017 9:33 AM

    Coughlin/DeCamillis search for folks who would be good special teamers … not satisfied with just the bottom of the roster to go “do the job.”

    Our ST was just bad last year, especially punt/kick coverage.

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