Jaguars sign tight end, two offensive linemen; release RB Benny Cunningham, two others

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed rookie OL Ka’John Armstrong, ninth-year OL Ben Ijalana and first-year TE Ethan Wolf. To make room on the roster, the Jaguars waived OL Jordan Agasiva and OL Andrew Lauderdale, and released RB Benny Cunningham(hamstring) via injury settlement. The Jaguars currently have 90 players on their active roster.

Cunningham, who signed with the Jaguars this past offseason, spent the past seven seasons with the Rams and Bears.

Armstrong, 6-5, 300, played in 39 games at Eastern Michigan, including 13 games as a redshirt senior in 2018.

Ijalana, 6-4, 322, has appeared in 34 games in his NFL career in stints with the New York Jets (2013-18) and the Indianapolis Colts (2011-12). He played in a career-high 16 games in 2016, making eight starts at left tackle and five starts at right tackle.

Wolf, 6-5, 255, spent time on the Green Bay Packers’ practice squad in 2018 and the beginning of the 2019 training camp with the Carolina Panthers.

 

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Cunningham on Jags: ‘I feel like the pieces are in place for this team to win a Super Bowl’

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed seven-year veteran RB Benny Cunningham, the club announced today.

Cunningham believes the Jaguars can do big things in 2019, which is one of the reasons he wanted to join the team.

“I’m just excited to have the opportunity,” Cunningham said. “I feel like the pieces are in place for this team to win a Super Bowl, and I want to be a part of something special.”

Cunningham, 5-10, 218, originally signed with the St. Louis Rams in 2013 as an undrafted rookie. He played for the Rams from 2013-16 prior to spending 2017-18 with the Chicago Bears.

Much was expected from the Jaguars in 2018, but things went south for the team after starting 3-1. Jacksonville would win only two of their next 12 games, and they finished the season at 5-11.

Now, it’s a new day in Jacksonville with the addition of a Super Bowl winning QB in Nick Foles. Also, the Jaguars still have one of the better defenses in football, so maybe Cunningham is on to something.