Jaguars sign TE Carson Meier, waive RB Roc Thomas

 The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed rookie TE Carson Meier, the club announced today. To make room on the roster, the Jaguars waived/injured second-year RB Roc Thomas. Thomas will revert to the team’s reserve/injured list if he clears waivers.

Thomas, who is suspended for the first three games of the 2019 season (violation of the league’s substance abuse policy), was signed by the Jaguars last week after he was released by the Vikings.

Meier, 6-5, 254, played in 54 games in his college career and earned second-team All-Big 12 Conference as a senior after catching 19 passes for 327 yards and four TDs. Meier, who primarily served as a blocking tight end and fullback his first three seasons at Oklahoma, signed with the Jaguars as a rookie free agent following the 2019 NFL Draft and participated in Jacksonville’s rookie minicamp.

The Jaguars have 90 players on their active roster.

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Vikings waive suspended RB Roc Thomas

The Minnesota Vikings waived RB Roc Thomas, the team announced today.

Thomas, 23, was suspended for the first three games of the 2019 regular season for violating the ‘NFL’s policy and program on substances of abuse. The undrafted, second-year RB out of Jackson State was still able to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.

According to NFL.COM and Pioneer Press:

Thomas was arrested in January after Dakota County police officers executed a search warrant of his apartment and found over five ounces of marijuana, over 100 grams over the legal limit, per the Pioneer Press. The running back admitted to felony marijuana possession in May, though the charge will stay off his record if he completes his probation.

In Thomas’ place, Minnesota signed Tiano Pupungatoa. He arrives to Minnesota after spending his collegiate playing career at South Dakota State University. A three-year starter at guard for the Jackrabbits, he was named to the AP FCS All-American Third Team in 2018 as a redshirt senior.