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Jaguars Placed OL Brandon Linder On I.R. & Sign LB James-Michael Johnson

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.

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).

This season, Linder appeared in three games for the Jaguars, but will likely be replaced by A.J. Cann or Tyler Shatley moving forward.

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.

 

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Doctor Dingleberry
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Perfect! Your best O Lineman goes to IR and your left tackle is terrible so you sign a guy who has been cut by 3 other teams to play on defense. There is a reason the Jaguars are so consistently bad and I don’t think it is bad players or lack of effort… This team is horrible, the organisation is a joke and I hope they leave Jacksonville soon.

SIC
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They signed him because Poz also went down. They have a hole at MLB and need a backup, where at OG Cann can start.

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