The Jaguars have waived strong safety Barry Church and used his roster spot to activate left tackle Josh Wells from injured reserve according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
To say Church has had a rapid fall would be an understatement. Signed to a four-year, $21.6 million contract with $12 million in guaranteed money in March 2017, the 30-year-old safety had a stellar 2017 season but his 2018 wwnr down the tubes along with the rest of the team.
Church’s 2018 campaign with Jacksonville consisted of bottling Gronk in Week 2, getting arrested in London along with three of his teammates after allegedly skipping on a $40,000 bar tab, and eventually getting benched in Week 12 for rookie safety Ronnie Harrison. He was in on 96% of the Jags defensive snaps prior to his benching.
Given his 2017 season and his seven stellar years with the Dallas Cowboys prior to arriving in Jacksonville, it likely won’t take long for a team in need of safety depth to scoop up the veteran.
Wells went down with a groin injury in Week 5.
The Jaguars offensive line has suffered multiple injuries and poor play all along the line in 2018 so the return of Wells is a welcome sight.
His arrival will likely send former Giants draft bust Ereck Flowers back to the bench.