Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Martin Rucker signs with Jaguars
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas -- The Cowboys have lost practice squad tight end Martin Rucker to Jacksonville.
Rucker joined the Jaguars’ 53-man roster on Tuesday after spending the last five weeks on the Cowboys’ practice squad. Rucker was on the active roster for the season opener with Martellus Bennett bothered by an ankle injury. He was waived Sept. 13 and re-signed the next day.
With Jason Witten, Bennett and John Phillips ahead of him on the depth chart Rucker has a better opportunity with the Jaguars. Rucker was active for five games last season with one start but did not have a catch.
Jacksonville was looking for a replacement for Zach Miller, who was placed on injured reserve.
The Cowboys could fill Rucker’s spot on the practice squad with wide receiver Dwayne Harris, who was cut Tuesday, provided he clears waivers.