JACKSONVILLE, Fla. –The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed a second-round tender on third-year RB Corey Grant, the club announced today. Grant is set to become a restricted free agent on March 14 at 4 p.m. ET.
Grant, 5-11, 203, has developed into a reliable utility back and special teams ace during his three seasons in Jacksonville. The former undrafted rookie, who joined the team in 2015, has totaled 68 rushes for 414 yards (6.1 rush avg.) and three TDs. He also has nine receptions for 89 yards and one TD. Grant's two longest rushes of his career came on fake punts during the 2017 season, when he scampered for 58 yards against Baltimore Sept. 24 and scored on a 56-yard trick play against the Los Angeles Chargers on Nov. 11. The Opelika, Ala. native has also tallied 40 kick returns for 961 yards (24.0 return avg.).
Grant, 25, attended Opelika High School and also starred on the school's track team and was a two-time Alabama 6A State 100-meter champion and winner of the 2009 200-meter championship.
Jaguars place exclusive rights tender on tight end Ben Koyack JACKSONVILLE, Fla. –The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed an exclusive rights tender on second-year TE Ben Koyack, the club announced today.
Koyack, 6-5, 258, was originally drafted by the Jaguars in the seventh round (229th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft and spent his rookie season on the practice squad before being promoted to the active roster at the start of the 2016 season. Koyack has appeared in 30 games with 10 starts, and in 2017 he made seven receptions for 60 yards, including the game-winning TD reception in the third quarter of the Wild Card game against the Buffalo Bills.
Koyack, 24, attended Notre Dame (2011-14) and was the starting TE during his senior year, totaling 30 receptions for 317 yards and two TDs. An Oil City, Pa. native, Koyack attended Oil City High School where he received first-team Pennsylvania all-state honors from Pennsylvania Sportswriters and Associated Press.
Jaguars place exclusive rights tender on offensive lineman William Poehls
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. –The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed an exclusive rights tender on first-year OL William Poehls, the club announced today.
Poehls, 6-8, 344, entered the league as an undrafted rookie with the Tennessee Titans in 2014 and has spent time with Buffalo, Chicago and Jacksonville. Since Jacksonville claimed him off waivers from Chicago on Sept. 3, 2017, Poehls has been listed as inactive for all 19 games, including the postseason.
Poehls, whose name is pronounced "Pails," attended the University of Montana (2010-13), where he appeared in 45 games with 27 starts and was named a second-team All-Big Sky Conference selection after starting 13 games his senior season. Poehls, a native of Chandler, Ariz., attended Chandler High School and earned three letters in both football and wrestling and was a team captain in both sports. Poehls was a 5A first-team All-State and All-Region selection as a senior and All-Region as a junior.