Jaguars waive 4, place 2 on IR, sign C Vierling

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived cornerback Josh Gordy, center Cecil Newton, receiver Roren Thomas and defensive end Julius Williams.

The team also signed rookie center Bradley Vierling on Tuesday, and placed defensive tackle D’Anthony Smith and center John Estes on injured reserve.

Smith tore an Achilles’ tendon early in training camp. Estes sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee on the final day of camp.

None of the cuts was surprising.

Vierling originally signed as an undrafted rookie with Pittsburgh on April 27. He was waived in mid-June. With Newton gone and Estes out, Vierling is likely to get significant playing time in Jacksonville’s preseason finale Thursday night.

Received 08/31/10 02:50 pm ET