The Jaguars are calling up cornerback Sidney Jones from their practice squad, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. Jones will take the place of defensive back Jarrod Wilson, who suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday’s win over the Colts.
Jones was on track to be a first-round pick in 2017 before an Achilles tear at Washington’s pro day. The Eagles nabbed him at No. 43 overall, but he’s been less than 100% healthy ever since. On Labor Day weekend, the Eagles cut him from the roster, leading him to Jacksonville.
Jones started 30 games during his career as a Huskie. In 2016 — his final year on campus — he registered 39 tackles, two interceptions and six passes defensed in 14 games.
Now, he’ll try to put it all together for the Jaguars. Jones and Co. will look to start the year 2-0 on Sunday when they take on the Titans in Tennessee.