Jaguars lose 2 more defensive linemen, sign 3 vets for depth

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP)The Jacksonville Jaguars are down two more defensive linemen, bringing their total to five just a week into training camp.

The Jaguars placed defensive tackles Brian Price (knee) and Dontavius Russell (hip) on injured reserve Sunday, adding to a depth problem created when defensive end Lerentee McCray and defensive tackle Al Woods opted out of the 2020 season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, the only franchise-tagged player in the league to not sign his tender, is seeking a trade and skipping team activities. Ngakoue is not under contract and not subject to fines.

The Jaguars are down six defenders in all, with cornerback Rashaan Melvin also opting out recently.

Jacksonville signed three veterans Sunday – defensive tackle Caraun Reid, defensive back Tramaine Brock and defensive lineman Carl Davis – in hopes of filling the void. They also waived rookie cornerback Kobe Williams.

Reid had four tackles in three games last season in Arizona. The journeyman also has spent time with Detroit, San Diego, Indianapolis and Dallas. Brock, a veteran who has played for San Francisco, Minnesota, Denver and most recently Tennessee, has 248 tackles and 11 interceptions in 10 NFL seasons.

Davis has appeared in 36 games in five NFL seasons. He signed with the Jaguars following Week 12 of the 2019 season and saw action in two games. He also played with Baltimore and Cleveland.

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