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Jacksonville Jaguars part ways with RB Ryquell Armstead

Ryquell Armstead was expected to have a larger role on offense last season after the Jacksonville Jaguars released running back Leonard Fournette, but undrafted rookie James Robinson (30) went on to win the starting job. File Photo by Joe Marino/UPI
Ryquell Armstead was expected to have a larger role on offense last season after the Jacksonville Jaguars released running back Leonard Fournette, but undrafted rookie James Robinson (30) went on to win the starting job. File Photo by Joe Marino/UPI | License Photo

May 17 (UPI) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived running back Ryquell Armstead, who missed the entire 2020 season due to COVID-19 complications.

The Jaguars announced the roster move Monday. The team also revealed that ex-Georgia Tech wide receiver and sixth-round pick Jalen Camp became the first of the franchise's 2021 draft selections to sign his rookie contract with the club.

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The 24-year-old Armstead was placed on the Jaguars' reserve/COVID-19 list twice last season. He spent nearly three weeks on the list the first time, then dealt with a groin injury and another illness before going back on the list again.

Players are put on the COVID-19 list if they test positive for the coronavirus or have been in close contact with someone who has.

Jacksonville selected Armstead in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft out of Temple University. He ran for 108 yards on 35 carries with the Jaguars during his rookie season.

Armstead was expected to have a larger role on offense last season after the Jaguars opted to release standout running back Leonard Fournette.

Undrafted rookie James Robinson, however, went on to win the starting job and rushed for 1,070 yards and seven touchdowns. Robinson also had 49 receptions for 344 yards and three receiving scores.

The Jaguars selected former Clemson star tailback Travis Etienne with the No. 25 overall pick in last month's draft.

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