Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Jags add QB, LB
By Michael DiRocco
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jaguars have added a fifth quarterback to the roster after being awarded Ricky Stanzi off waivers from Kansas City.
The team also was awarded linebacker Kyle Knox from Seattle.
Starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert is out for the rest of the preseason with a hairline fracture of his right thumb. Backup Chad Henne is expected to play only 10-15 snaps in the Jaguars’ preseason finale at Atlanta on Thursday, with Mike Kafka and Matt Scott expected to receive the bulk of the playing time.
Stanzi was cut by the Chiefs on Sunday after getting beat out for the No. 3 spot by undrafted rookie Tyler Bray. Kansas City drafted Stanzi in the fifth round of the 2011 draft. He has never played in a game.
Seattle waived Knox in the final cuts of the 2012 preseason and he spent the final two weeks of last season on the Seahawks’ practice squad.
To make room on the roster for Stanzi and Knox, the Jaguars cut tight end Isaiah Stanback and running back De'Leon Eskridge.
The Jaguars have now made 27 roster moves since training camp began on July 26.