JACKSONVILLE – The changes in the secondary continue.
The Jaguars, who have added multiple safeties and cornerbacks during the 2021 offseason, continued to transition Thursday in that area with a trade involving veterans and a draft selection.
The Jaguars on Tuesday traded with the Philadelphia Eagles, acquiring cornerback Jameson Houston and a sixth-round selection in the 2023 NFL Draft in exchange for second-year cornerback Josiah Scott.
Houston (5-feet-11, 200 pounds), originally a collegiate free agent who signed with the Cleveland Browns following the 2020 NFL Draft, spent time with the Carolina Panthers after being released by the Browns in training camp last season. He was waived by the Panthers September 7, then was active in Weeks 14, 15 and 17 after joining the Eagles' practice squad in late November.
Jameson, 24, played collegiately at Baylor.
Scott, a fourth-round selection in the 2020 NFL from Michigan State, played in six games for the Jaguars last season.
The Jaguars now have 11 cornerbacks on the roster: CJ Henderson, Shaquill Griffin, Tyson Campbell, Luq Barcoo, Tre Herndon, Sydney Jones IV, Houston, DJ Daniel, Brandon Rusnak, Corey Straughter and Chris Claybrooks. They signed Griffin as an unrestricted free agent in March and select Campbell No. 33 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft, having allowed nickel back D.J. Hayden to leave as a free agent in March.