The Jacksonville Jaguars today signed fourth-year cornerback Trumaine McBride and promoted first-year defensive end Jammie Kirlew to the active roster from the practice squad. Rookie linebacker Mike Lockley was waived from the 53-man roster.
McBride, 5-9, 185, has played in 47 games with 10 starts since entering the NFL as a seventh-round draft pick of Chicago in 2007. He played in 33 games in three seasons with the Bears before playing in 14 games with Arizona in 2010. He spent the 2011 preseason with New Orleans before he was waived on September 3. His career totals include 33 special teams tackles, 50 tackles on defense, one interception, six passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
A native of Clarksdale, Mississippi, McBride was a four-year letterman at Mississippi where he started the final 34 games of his career. He finished his collegiate career with 124 tackles, four interceptions, 35 passes defensed and five tackles for loss. He led the team in passes defensed in three of his four seasons.
McBride will wear jersey number 34.
Kirlew, 6-3, 259, has spent time with Denver and Buffalo and was signed to the Jaguars practice squad on December 9. He was a seventh-round draft pick of the Broncos in 2010 and was on the Bills practice squad for a portion of his rookie season. He was waived by the Bills on Sept. 7, 2011 during final cuts.
A native of Orlando, Kirlew was a four-year starter at Indiana where he ranked third on the school's all-time list for sacks (23) and tied for second with 52.5 tackles for loss. As a senior, he led the team with 6.5 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss to earn second-team All-Big Ten honors. He was a second-team all-state selection as a senior at Cyprus Creek High School as a tight end and defensive end.