Jags list 2 coaches as unavailable for Week 17’s game, add Griffin to Reserve/COVID-19 list

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The Jacksonville Jaguars made several moves and decisions Friday to help get them prepared for their trip to New England to take on the Patriots. Among them was the decision to list defensive Line coach Tosh Lupoi and defensive quality control coach Patrick Reilly as unavailable for Sunday’s game.

Both were deemed unavailable because of the NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 protocols, and if Lupoi is unable to make the trip, assistant defensive line coach Sterling Lucas would step in and fulfill his role for Sunday’s game.

The Jags also announced that one of their defensive team captains, Shaquill Griffin, was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. With the news being announced just after 3:45 pm EST, it appears Griffin won’t be able to play Sunday as he would need at least 48 hours to register two negative tests to take the field. That said, the Jags could turn to Nevin Lawson or Tre Herndon to play in his place Sunday.

Lastly, the Jags made two signings, adding punter J.K. Scott to the active roster from the practice squad and signing safety Bradley McDougald to the practice squad.

Scott joins the Jags after spending three seasons with the Green Bay Packers from 2018-20 where he registered 194 punts for 8,654 yards and had an average of 44.6. He was drafted by them out of Alabama in the fifth round (172nd overall) after being a two-time All-SEC specialist in 2014 and 2016.

As for McDougald, he entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013. Along the way, he’s also played for the Tampa Bay Bucs, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, and Tennessee Titans and has participated in 107 games. He’ll enter his Jags tenure with 477 career tackles, and 10 picks.