Jaguars claim Rivers off waivers, Brewster to IR

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been awarded rookie defensive end

Gerald Rivers off waivers from St. Louis.

The Jaguars made room for Rivers on the 53-man roster by placing

guard Mike Brewster on injured reserve. Brewster, filling in for

injured starter Will Rackley (concussion), broke his left ankle in

Sunday’s loss to Buffalo.

The 6-foot-5, 258-pound Rivers earned a spot on the Rams’

opening day roster. He played in two games, seeing action on

defense and special teams, and was waived Saturday.

A native of Ellenwood, Ga., Rivers played collegiately at

Mississippi, where he saw action in 27 games with 10 starts. He did

not play as a senior, but started five games as a junior and

totaled 13 tackles.

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