The mathematically alive Jacksonville Jaguars made some significant moves on their roster yesterday, dumping two players to the injured reserve and signing two more in the process.
The Jaguars placed running back Justin Forsett (non-displaced fracture, foot) and wide receiver Stephen Burton (concussion) on the injured reserve, signing running back Delone Carter and wide receiver Chad Bumphis with the available roster space.
Bumphis was signed to the practice squad, with the team waiving wide receiver Marcus Jackson to clear space. The move to place Forsett on the injured reserve was a predictable one, as he has been sidelined for the last two weeks with the injury.
Burton has missed the majority of the 2013 season with a severe concussion, and never effectively completed the NFL's concussion protocol. Without a time-table for return, the Jaguars opted to use the roster space to add another piece to the suddenly successful puzzle.
Carter will receive playing time in the backfield as a backup to the resurgent Maurice Jones-Drew. Carter was a fourth-round draft pick by Indianapolis in 2011, spending time with the Baltimore Ravens this season before being waived on August 30th.
Bumphis has already spent time with two teams as an undrafted free agent this season (Denver and Miami), and will look to find a home in Jacksonville as he competes from the practice squad.
The Jaguars have won three in a row and will look to continue their ascension from the depths of the AFC at the hands of the Buffalo Bills this Sunday afternoon.