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Tuesday transactions: Jaguars address defense, tight end

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JACKSONVILLE – Another Tuesday, another busy day for roster moves.

The Jaguars, a day after Head Coach Gus Bradley spoke of possible defensive changes, made several roster moves Tuesday afternoon. Including in the moves were several involving a defense that has struggled at the start of the season – and another on offense.

The Jaguars on Tuesday:

*Re-signed safety Sherrod Martin.

*Signed linebacker Jeremiah George.

*Signed tight end Nic Jacobs.

*Waived wide receiver Kerry Taylor.

*Waived/injured safety Chris Prosinski.

*Waived tight end Marcel Jensen.

The signing of Martin marks the return of a player originally signed by the Jaguars last December who spent training camp and the offseason with the team. Martin, originally selected by Carolina in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft, impressed at times and was one of the last players released as the Jaguars trimmed the roster late in the preseason.

Martin (6-feet-1, 198 pounds), who played collegiately at Troy, started 36 games in four seasons for the Panthers before injuring his anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in December 2012.

He spent the 2013 season out of football.

Prosinski, a fourth-round selection by the Jaguars in 2011 who excelled at times on special teams, had sustained an elbow/triceps injury in a 44-17 loss to Indianapolis on Sunday.

George (5-11, 234), a fifth-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft by the New York Jets from Iowa State, was signed off the Jets' practice squad. That means he must remain on the active roster for at least three games. He was an All-Big 12 selection as a senior last season, when he led the conference in tackles.

Jacobs (6-5, 269), a rookie who played at McNeese State, was on the Saints' practice squad and also will be on the roster for at least three games. The Jaguars had signed Jensen – a rookie free agent – from their own practice squad last week after placing veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis on the injured reserve-designated to return list early last week.

Jacobs signed with the Saints as a free agent shortly after the 2014 NFL Draft. He caught 32 passes for 453 yards and four touchdowns as a senior in 2013 after transferring from Louisiana State.

Taylor had been signed off the Jaguars' practice squad late last week with wide receivers Marqise Lee out with a hamstring injury and with wide receivers Cecil Shorts III and Allen Hurns limited during practice with injuries.

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