Jaguars Sign RB Jonathan Grimes, Waive/Injured RB Tyler Gaffney


The Jacksonville Jaguars announced that they’ve signed RB Jonathan Grimes to a contract on Friday and waived RB Tyler Gaffney with an injury designation.

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

Gaffney, 26, is a former sixth-round pick of the Panthers back in 2014. He was in the third year of his four-year, $2,316,600 rookie contract and set to make a base salary of $600,000 for the 2016 season.

The Patriots wound up claiming him off of waivers from the Panthers in 2014 after Carolina cut him loose with the intention of getting him through waivers. New England ultimately waived him coming out of the preseason last year with an injury designation and he later reverted to their injured reserve list.

New England elected to bring him back on a future/reserve contract, but cut him loose just a month later. The Jaguars just signed him to a contract last week.

At Stanford, Gaffney ran for 2,500 yards on 486 carries (5.1 YPC) and scored a total of 37 touchdowns over the course of four years.

Grimes, 27, wound up signing on with the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of William & Mary back in 2012. Since entering the league, Grimes has played for the Texans, Jets and Jaguars before returning to Houston in 2014.

The Texans brought Grimes back on a one-year contract last year.

In 2016, Grimes rushed for 105 yards on 23 carries (4.6 YPC) to go along with 13 receptions for 94 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

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