The Jacksonville Jaguars today were awarded second-year cornerback Jamell Fleming off waivers from Arizona and signed guard Jacques McClendon to the 53-man roster. First-year wide receiver Jeremy Ebert and rookie cornerback Marcus Burley were waived, and first-year defensive end Chris McCoy was signed to the practice squad.
Fleming, 5-11, 206, was a third-round draft pick of the Cardinals in 2012. He appeared in 15 games with three starts as a rookie, totaling 24 tackles, one pass defensed and three special teams tackles. He was inactive for the 2013 season-opener at St. Louis and was waived on Sept. 14.
Fleming appeared in 51 games at Oklahoma, starting the final 24 games. He finished his career with 131 tackles, seven interceptions, 24 passes defensed, 12.5 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles. He was twice named Defensive MVP in bowl games for the Sooners. Fleming scored two career touchdowns, returning an interception 55 yards for a score and returning a fumble recovery 56 yards for a touchdown. He earned All-Big 12 first-team honors as a senior after recording 60 tackles (49 solo) and two forced fumbles. A native of Arlington, Texas, he played on both sides of the ball at Seguin High School.
McClendon opened the 2013 season on the Jaguars 53-man roster after he was claimed off waivers from Atlanta on Sept. 1. He was waived on Sept. 14 by the Jaguars. He has spent time with Indianapolis, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Atlanta. McClendon is a former fourth-round draft pick of the Colts in 2010 where he played in four games as a rookie, his only career action. He spent the 2013 preseason with the Falcons before he was waived on final cuts.
McCoy was on the Jaguars 2013 opening day roster after being claimed off waivers from Philadelphia on Sept. 1 and then waived on Sept. 14. He was originally a seventh-round draft pick of Miami in 2010 where he spent time on the club's practice squad as a rookie. McCoy also spent time on the Texans' and Seahawks' practice squads in 2010. He spent the last two years with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League where he totaled 29 tackles and five sacks. He was signed by the Eagles on Feb. 6, 2013 and waived on final cuts.