Jaguars claim OT Young off waivers

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The Jacksonville Jaguars beefed up their offensive line depth by claiming tackle Sam Young off waivers from the Buffalo Bills.

Young has played in 22 games with four starts since entering the NFL as a sixth-round draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 2010. He played in two games with the Cowboys as a rookie before he was waived and claimed by Buffalo prior to the 2011 season. In three seasons (2011-13) with the Bills, he played in 20 games with four starts including four games in 2013. He played in a career-high 12 games in 2012 with four starts at right tackle and also saw action at guard.

A 2010 sixth-round pick out of Notre Dame by the Dallas Cowboys, Young has played sparingly over the last few seasons, but adds depth to a Jaguars offensive tackle position that lost Luke Joeckel to injury just days after trading Eugene Monroe to the Baltimore Ravens.

The Jaguars made several other roster moves Tuesday.

The team promoted third-year offensive tackle DeMarcus Love from the practice squad and signed first-year guard Jacques McClendon to the 53-man roster.

Safety Dwight Lowery (concussion), offensive tackle Joeckel (ankle) and tight end Allen Reisner (knee) were placed on injured reserve. Reisner has been designated to return.

First-year wide receiver Jeremy Ebert was signed to the practice squad and rookie wide receiver Tobais Palmer was waived from the practice squad.
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