Jaguars waive Jonas Gray, claim T.J. Barnes off waivers

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Earlier this summer, running back Jonas Gray said that he’s confident in his abilities and that he feels his “game travels” well enough to make him a fit with many teams.

He’s going to have to find a new one if he’s going to play in the 2016 season. The Jaguars announced Wednesday that they have waived Gray with an injury designation, citing a quad issue as the reason for Gray’s departure. If he clears waivers, he reverts to injured reserve and can agree to an injury settlement that will make him a free agent.

While explaining his difficulty finding a permanent home since getting waived by the Patriots, Gray said he’s been with teams that are “stacked at running back” and that’s the case in Jacksonville. Chris Ivory was signed as a free agent to go with T.J. Yeldon and Denard Robinson, leaving little space for Gray on the depth chart.

The Jaguars filled Gray’s roster spot by claiming defensive tackle T.J. Barnes off of waivers from the Bills. Barnes started his career in Jacksonville as an undrafted free agent in 2013, but never saw regular season action with the team. He has seen action in 16 games for the Jets and Bills over the last two seasons.