Jaguars Promote WR Jaelen Strong, Waive WR Larry Pinkard With Injury Designation

The Jacksonville Jaguars have promoted WR Jaelen Strong to their active roster on Saturday and waived WR Larry Pinkard with an injury designation, according to Mike Kaye.

Should Pinkard pass through waivers unclaimed, he would revert to the team’s injured reserve list on Tuesday.

Strong, 23, was taken in the third round of the 2015 NFL draft by the Texans. He’s in the third year of his four-year, $3.281 million rookie contract that included $820,338 guaranteed and stands to make base salaries of $615,000 (2017), and $705,000 (2018) over the remainder of the contract.

The Texans waived Strong coming out of the preseason before he was claimed off of waivers by the Jaguars. Jacksonville elected to waive Strong last month and later re-signed him to their practice squad.

In 2017, Strong has been active for one game but has yet to record a statistic.

Pinkard, 25, signed on with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Old Dominion back in May of 2015. He was waived with an injury settlement a few weeks into the regular season and later signed on to the Raiders’ practice squad to finish out the 2015 season.

Pinkard worked out for some teams last year but wound up sitting out the 2016 season. The Jaguars signed him to a one-year contract and eventually added him to their practice squad after waiving him.

Jacksonville promoted him to their active roster but waived him with an injury designation on Saturday.

So far this season, Pinkard has appeared in four games for the Jaguars and recorded one reception for five yards

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