The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Monday that they are placing OL Brandon Linder on season-ending injured reserve Monday with a labral tear in his left shoulder.
- The Jaguars signed LB James-Michael Johnson to take Linder’s place on their active roster.
Linder, 23, is in the second year of his four-year, $2.771 million rookie contract that included a $533,600 signing bonus. He stands to make base salaries of $522,000 (2015), $612,000 (2016), and $702,000 (2017).
Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 32 guard out of 79 qualifying players.
Johnson, 26, is a former fourth-round pick of the Browns back in 2012. He has one year remaining on his four-year, $2.52 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $660,000 for the 2015 season.
He spent one year in Cleveland before he was cut and later claimed off of waivers by the Chiefs. Since then, Johnson has played for the Buccaneers and the Bengals before returning to the Chiefs.
The Buccaneers wound up claiming him off of waivers close to a month ago, but later cut him from injured reserve with a settlement.
In 2014, Johnson appeared in all 16 games for the Chiefs and recorded 51 tackles, a forced fumble and a pass defense.