The Jacksonville Jaguars today placed veteran defensive end Reggie Hayward (pictured) on injured reserve and activated cornerback Kennard Cox to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. The Jaguars also signed defensive end Robert Henderson to the practice squad.
Hayward suffered a broken leg last Sunday at Indianapolis on the Colts' final play, a fourth-and-one stop by the defense with 2:06 remaining in the game. Hayward earlier recorded a sack of Peyton Manning in the second quarter, increasing his career total to 39.5 in 92 games.
Cox, 6-0, 197, was waived from the active roster on September 7 and signed to the practice squad the next day. He was originally a seventh-round pick of Buffalo in 2008 and was signed by the Jaguars off Green Bay's practice squad on December 8. He played in the final two games of the season on special teams.
Henderson, 6-3, 283, was a sixth-round pick of the New York Giants in 2008 and spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve with an ankle injury suffered in the first preseason game. Henderson played in 46 games with 33 starts at Southern Mississippi, finishing with 173 tackles, 13.5 sacks and 29.5 tackles for loss. He was an All-Conference USA first-team choice as a senior. A native of Ponchatoula, La., he was a first-team all-state selection at Ponchatoula High School where he played defensive end and running back.