The Jaguars made a couple of tweaks to their defensive depth on Tuesday, activating cornerback Aaron Colvin from the reserve/non-football injury list and claiming cornerback Teddy Williams off waivers from Chicago.
To make room for Colvin and Williams, the Jaguars waived linebacker Dekoda Watson and cornerback Peyton Thompson, both of whom were active for Sunday’s loss to Dallas.
The transactions were disclosed in the NFL’s personnel notice.
A fourth-round pick from Oklahoma, the 23-year-old Colvin (6-0, 186) is less than nine months removed from suffering an ACL tear at the Senior Bowl. His return for the final six games of the regular season allows Jacksonville to evaluate him further for 2015.
Williams (6-1, 207) has the size the Jaguars like in their cornerbacks, and he also figures to get a chance to contribute on special teams. The 26-year-old Williams played in five regular season games for the Bears before his release Monday.
The 26-year-old Watson signed with the Jaguars as a free agent in March after four seasons with Tampa Bay. He played in all nine games for Jacksonville, with his lone start coming Sunday against the Cowboys. He’s notched 14 tackles on the season, including five vs. Dallas.
Thompson was promoted from the practice squad on October 25 and played in each of the Jaguars’ last two games as a reserve.