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Jaguars place RB Toby Gerhart on IR


JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars moved to bolster their wide receiver depth Saturday.

At the same time, they also placed veteran running back Toby Gerhart on the injured reserve list, ending his second season with the team.

Gerhart, who dealt with a groin injury much of this season, was replaced on the active roster by wide receiver Rashad Lawrence, who spent much of this season on the team's practice squad.

Gerhart, who signed with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent in the 2014 offseason, rushed for 326 yards and two touchdowns on 101 carries last season, then played mostly special teams and short yardage this season.

He rushed for 44 yards on 20 carries this season, missing the first two games of the season then two more in early November. He played the last two games, but did not play offense.

The Jaguars entered the weekend with three healthy wide receivers: second-year veterans Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee and rookie Rashad Greene. Starter Allen Hurns was ruled out with a concussion Friday, with Bryan Walters (back) and rookie Neal Sterling (illness) listed as questionable.

Lee is expected to start opposite Robinson against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville Sunday, with Greene likely playing the slot.

Lawrence, who played collegiately at Northwestern, originally signed with the Washington Redskins as a collegiate free agent shortly after the 2014 NFL Draft. He spent seven games last season on the Chicago Bears' practice squad.

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