The Jaguars have now signed 11 players to futures deals including:
- WR Lamar Atkins
- FB/DE Hunter Dimick
- LB Brooks Ellis
- OT Avery Gennesy
- TE David Grinnage
- S Charlie Miller
- CB Sammy Seamster
- WR Tevaun Smith
- OT Brandon Thomas
- RB Brandon Wilds
- CB Dexter McDougle
- RB Tim Cook
Futures deals are essentially camp invites that will give players the opportunity to compete for roster spots during offseason workouts and training camp.
McDougle, 26, is a former third-round pick of the Jets back in 2014. The Jets waived him coming out of the preseason last year and later signed him to their practice squad. New York eventually promoted McDougle to their active roster in November.
The Eagles acquired him from the Jets in exchange for S Terrence Brooks during the preseason.
McDougle was entering the final year of his four-year, $2,863,876 contract and set to make a base salary of $705,000 for the 2017 season when the Eagles signed him to a one-year extension through the 2018 season. However, Philadelphia later reversed course and waived McDougle.
McDougle had a brief stint with the Saints last season.
In 2017, McDougle appeared in nine games and recorded six tackles and no interceptions for the Eagles and Saints.