Larry Pinkard: Jacksonville Jaguars promote practice squad WR, activate Westbrook and Pryor

By Alex Butler  |  Nov. 18, 2017 at 3:24 PM
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Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have promoted wide receiver Larry Pinkard from the practice squad.

Jacksonville activated fourth-year defensive back Calvin Pryor and rookie wide receiver Dede Westbrook from the team's injured reserve list to the 53-man active roster in corresponding transactions. The Jaguars waived defensive tackle Sheldon Day and third year wide receiver Jaelen strong and put wide receiver Arrelious Benn on injured reserve.

Pinkard, 25, spent time with the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers before initially signing with the Jaguars on April 17. The Old Dominion University product had 160 catches for 2,338 yards in college. He has never played in an NFL game. Pinkard will wear No. 18 for the Jaguars.

Pryor was claimed off of waivers on Sept. 8. Westbrook was a fourth-round pick by the Jaguars in the 2017 NFL Draft and was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 8 due to a core muscle injury.

Jacksonville currently has Marqise Lee, Allen Hurns, Benn, Strong, Keelan Cole and Jaydon Mickens listed on the depth chart at wide receiver. Hurns is currently sidelined with an ankle injury. Lee was listed on Friday's injury report with a knee injury. Benn and Hurns have already been ruled out for Week 11.

The Jaguars face the Cleveland Browns at 1 p.m. Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.

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