Pederson, 26, joined the Jaguars in the 2023 offseason after a stint with the USFL’s Houston Gamblers. He previously spent time on the rosters of the San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs, and New Orleans, but is set to play in his first ever regular season NFL game.
The elevation of Pederson likely means that Luke Farrell and/or Brenton Strange will be unavailable Monday night. Farrell was limited in all three of the team’s practices and is listed as questionable. Strange is also questionable after suffering a foot injury in practice that caused him to sit out the team’s Saturday session.
Starting tight end Evan Engram is the team’s primary pass catching option at the position. Farrell has been a blocker on 72.6 percent of his offensive snaps and Strange has blocked on 69.3 percent of his snaps.