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Roundup: Cardinals CB Robert Alford out for season with torn pectoral

The Jacksonville Jaguars swiftly replaced defensive end Rodney Gunter, who retired Sunday due to a heart condition.

The Jags announced Monday that they signed defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan. They also placed Gunter on the reserve/retired list.

Jernigan visited Jacksonville last week and was expected to sign, but it wasn't until Gunter's retirement that a pact got inked.

Jernigan had agreed to terms on a deal with the Houston Texans early in the spring before the deal ultimately fell through.

The 27-year-old was a key name floated about as a plethora of defensive tackles opted out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Two of the Jags defensive linemen, Al Woods and Lerentee McCray, opted out. The team also placed defensive linemen Dontavius Russell (hip) and Brian Price (knee) on IR. Defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, who has yet to sign his franchise tender, is also absent along the Jags D-line.

After three seasons in Baltimore, Jernigan spent the past three years in Philadelphia. In 2019, he compiled two sacks and 10 tackles in 10 games as a rotational DT. In 71 career games, he has 132 tackles, including 29 for loss, and 17.5 sacks.

In other Jacksonville injury news, second-year tight end Josh Oliver broke a bone in his foot and will have surgery, coach Doug Marrone told reporters Monday.

Linebacker Myles Jack is sick and will not practice Monday, Marrone added.

Here's the other news Around The NFL is monitoring Monday:

  • Arizona Cardinals cornerback Robert Alford suffered a torn pectoral in practice Sunday and will miss the 2020 season, per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The eighth-year veteran missed all of 2019 with a broken leg. Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins missed his second day of practice due to a sore hamstring, but the team isn't worried about the injury lingering.
  • Corey Davis is back. The Tennessee Titans receiver passed his physical Monday and was removed from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. Davis had offseason toe surgery. The former first-round pick caught 43 passes for 601 yards and two TDs in 2019. The Titans are working out tight end Geoff Swaim, running back D'Onta Foreman and quarterback Trevor Siemian, Rapoport reported.
  • Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Gerald McCoy suffered a ruptured quadriceps tendon during practice Monday and will miss the entire 2020 season, EVP Stephen Jones told reporters.
  • The Green Bay Packers have activated tight end Jace Sternberger and defensive tackle Treyvon Hester from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
  • The Philadelphia Eagles were without a few big names on Monday, per coach Doug Pederson: OL Jason Peters (lower body), WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (lower body), DE Derek Barnett (lower body), DT Javon Hargrave (upper body). In other Eagles news, Philadelphia waived third-year quarterback Kyle Lauletta and signed receiver Marcus Green. Hargrave will miss multiple weeks after an MRI revealed he suffered a minor pectoral strain, Pelissero reported.
  • Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green left practice Monday after tweaking his hamstring. Coach Zac Taylor said Green's early exit was "precautionary."
  • 49ers wide receiver Jalen Hurd is undergoing an MRI after suffering what's believed to be a torn ACL in practice Sunday, Rapoport and Garafolo reported. Hurd missed his entire rookie season with a back injury. San Francisco is working out veteran wide receiver Jaron Brown, per Garafolo. Brown spent the last two seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, catching 16 passes for 220 yards and two scores in 2019.

In more promising 49ers injury news, defensive back K'Waun Williams underwent an MRI that showed he has a Grade 1 calf straight, Pelissero reported Monday night. The 49ers will take it slow as he gets back to full health, but it's an overall good outcome.

  • Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Ed Oliver (hip), guard Jon Feliciano, tight end Tommy Sweeney and cornerback Levi Wallace (back) will not practice Monday.
  • The Detroit Lions signed running back Jonathan Williams. The 26-year-old RB spent 2019 with Indianapolis, where he totaled 54 touches, 294 yards and a touchdown. The Lions also waived running back Wes Hills.
  • Baltimore Ravens defensive back Iman Marshall suffered a major knee injury, coach John Harbaugh told reporters. Rapoport reported that Marshall tore several ligaments, including his ACL, and will undergo season-ending surgery. He's been placed on injured reserve. Ravens receiver Chris Moore will also miss time with a broken finger, Harbaugh added. Marshall played just three games in his rookie year, while Moore caught three passes for 21 yards in 14 games played last season. Former Pro Bowl wide receiver Dez Bryant is expected to travel to Baltimore this week for a workout with the Ravens, per Pelissero and NFL Network's Jane Slater.
  • Denver Broncos fullback/tight end Andrew Beck has been activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced.
  • Indianapolis Colts cornerback Kenny Moore strained his groin in Monday's practice, coach Frank Reich told reporters. Veteran DE Justin Houston was unable to practice with a neck strain after a collision during Sunday's workout.
  • The Minnesota Vikings waived/injured linebacker Quentin Poling. They are working out linebacker Hardy Nickerson Jr., Rapoport reports.
  • Chicago Bears linebacker Robert Quinn (personal issue) and cornerback Sherrick McManis (shoulder) did not practice Monday. Coach Matt Nagy told reporters Quinn is working on ramping up to practice and Sherrick's injury isn't concerning. The Bears are working out quarterbacks Kevin Hogan and Kyle Sloter, running back C.J. Prosise and wide receiver Rodney Adams, per Rapoport.
  • Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb was evaluated for a possible concussion after taking a high hit during practice Monday, per multiple reports.
  • The Giants released kicker Chandler Catanzaro, who joined the team earlier this month. Rapoport reported Sunday they are planning to sign Graham Gano. New York also announced it has signed defensive tackle Daylon Mack.
  • Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said wide receivers David Moore (ankle) and Freddie Swain (groin) are day to day. Defensive tackle Jarran Reed did not practice Sunday after experiencing soreness in his knee. His MRI came back clear.
  • Jets wide receiver Vyncint Smith is expected to have surgery Tuesday with specialist Dr. William Meyers for his core muscle injury, Pelissero reported. Smith's agent said the third-year wideout will likely miss between 5-8 weeks, Pelissero added. New York is already in the process of signing veteran Chris Hogan.
  • Bengals cornerback Trae Waynes, a big free-agent signing in March, underwent surgery for a torn pec and will miss a sizable portion of the 2020 season, per Rapoport and Pelissero. Cincinnati announced it has waived running back Rodney Anderson after he failed his physical.
  • The Carolina Panthers claimed former Cowboys defensive end Jalen Jelks off waivers, Rapoport noted per the wire. Jelks was released to make room for Everson Griffen.
  • Linebacker Nate Holley, who was last season's Canadian Football League Most Outstanding Rookie with the Calgary Stampeders, is expected to have NFL workouts now that the CFL season has been canceled, Pelissero reported. Holley, a Kent State product, previously had stints with the Rams and Vikings. The 25-year-old had 78 tackles last season for Calgary with 22 on special teams.
  • The Atlanta Falcons announced the release of quarterback Danny Etling on Monday. Formerly a member of the Patriots, Etling was drafted by the Pats in the seventh round in 2018 but is yet to play in a game.
  • The New England Patriots announced three signings on Monday, including two tight ends. The Pats signed tight ends Paul Butler and Alex Ellis and offensive lineman Ben Braden.

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