nESPN’s Field Yates reported on Monday that the Jacksonville Jaguars have signed veteran DE Taco Charlton, best known for his stint with the Dallas Cowboys.
The 28-year-old Charlton was on the Chicago Bears roster earlier this season, playing in five total games. A former first-round draft pick, Charlton’s best season came with the Miami Dolphins in 2019 when he recorded five sacks and two forced fumbles in just ten games.
The Jaguars have recently placed DE Dawaune Smoot on injured reserve. Jacksonville needs a win in Week 18 over the Tennessee Titans. Both teams are neck-and-neck in the standings (Jacksonville at 8-8 and Tennessee at 7-9), but whoever wins the game will clinch both the AFC South and a playoff berth.
Charlton provides more depth on the defensive line for the Jaguars. He could possibly be elevated to the active roster in time for Sunday’s big game.
DE Taco Charlton. Photo courtsey of Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports