Nov 24, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans outside linebacker Brooks Reed (58) and inside linebacker Joe Mays (53) tackle Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32) during the first half at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports
Jacksonville Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said on a radio show Tuesday that there’s a “realistic possibility” the team re-signs running back Maurice Jones-Drew this offseason. Jones-Drew is in the final year of a five-year, $30.95 million deal. He’s started all 11 games this season and has rushed 171 times for 539 yards (3.2 YPC), so if the team does re-sign him, it will be at a significant discount to allow them team to continue rebuilding their depleted roster.
The San Francisco 49ers activated wide receiver Michael Crabtree from the reserve/PUP list. He will likely make his 2013 NFL debut Sunday vs the St. Louis Rams. The team also waived quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson to clear a roster spot for Crabtree.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers confirmed on his Tuesday radio show that he’s yet to be cleared for game action, making even more doubtful to play this week vs the Detroit Lions.
The Denver Broncos will place defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson (hip) on injured reserve, due to a dislocated hip suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Patriots.
The Cleveland Browns claimed tight end Andre Smith off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys, as well as signing quarterback Alex Tanney off their practice squad. The team also waived receiver Brian Tyms and offensive lineman Patrick Lewis.
The Miami Dolphins signed defensive tackle A.J. Francis off the Patriots’ practice squad.
The New Jets placed linebacker Troy Davis on injured reserve with a chest injury, ending his season. Davis suffered a severe chest contusion in Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He was mostly used on special teams.