As expected, the Jacksonville Jaguars made a few roster moves Saturday before their international game against the Miami Dolphins. One was the signing of kicker Matthew Wright, who has been active off the practice squad the last two weeks over veteran Josh Lambo.
The team also brought in some help for the offense from their practice squad. Specifically, they added a veteran to the receiving corps in Laquon Treadwell and fourth-year lineman KC McDermott.
The #Jaguars have signed kicker Matthew Wright to the active roster the team announced Saturday. They also have elevated OL KC McDermott and WR Laquon Treadwell through standard practice squad elevations for Sunday’s game in London.
— James Johnson (@SportsGrind_Don) October 16, 2021
Wright’s signing means he has a chance to be the Jags’ kicker for the third-straight week. He took the field with them Week 4 against the Cincinnati Bengals and hit all three of his extra-point attempts (the Jags didn’t have any field goal attempts, though). However, he struggled last week, missing his only field-goal attempt and was 1-of-2 on extra-point attempts. That said, if he plays against Miami, it would appear he needs a better performance than last week’s to stick around.
McDermott, on the other hand, has participated in seven games with the Jags but hasn’t started in a game since going undrafted to the team in 2018. However, the elevation of an offensive lineman to the active roster was expected because the unit only had seven active offensive linemen with Brandon Linder going to injured reserve.
Treadwell will be active for just his second regular season game with the Jags. He was activated for Week 2’s game against Denver and saw nine offensive snaps in the process. As for his career stats, he’ll enter Sunday’s game with 71 receptions for 750 yards and seven touchdowns.