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Jacksonville Jaguars waive Kyric McGowan, make room for Denzel Mims

Jacksonville Jaguars waive Kyric McGowan, make room for Denzel Mims

The Jacksonville Jaguars officially signed former New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims on Thursday, leading the team to waive wide receiver Kyric McGowan to make room on the 90-man roster.

McGown signed with the Jaguars last week after training with the Jaguars as a tryout player during minicamp.

Mims, 26, entered the NFL as the No. 59 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft with the New York Jets. Mims played in nine games and started eight as a rookie, catching 23 passes for 357 yards. In 2021, Mims played in 11 games and started three, catching eight passes for 133 yards.

Mims’ final season with the Jets was in 2022, with Mims requesting a trade in August before appearing in 10 games and starting four of them. He recorded 11 catches for 186 yards, finishing his career with the Jets with 42 catches for 676 yards. During his career with the Jets, he only played three snaps on special teams.

Mims was traded to the Detroit Lions before the 2023 season before being waived by the Lions in August. Mims then signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad, where he spent the remainder of the 2023 season.

The Jaguars suddenly saw receiver depth become a question mark during the offseason training program, with undrafted free agent receivers Wayne Ruby and David White Jr. but suffering season-ending injuries.

“We’ve talked about it. We’re obviously short a few receivers with David (WR David White Jr.) going down last week. We’re definitely looking to fill a few spots before we head to camp,” the coach said -head of the Jaguars, Doug. Pederson said last week.