JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --The Jacksonville Jaguars today were awarded rookie safety Ray Polk off waivers from Seattle. The Jaguars’ roster currently stands at 90 players under contract.
Polk, 6-0, 219, was originally signed as a rookie free agent by Seattle in 2013. He played in 40 games over four seasons at Colorado and totaled 237 tackles (153 solo), three tackles for loss and one interception. Polk started seven games as a senior, missing five games with a high ankle sprain, and produced 45 tackles (28 solo) with two for losses. He made 11 starts as a junior in 2011 and tied for second on the team with 80 tackles.
His father, Raymond, played cornerback for Oklahoma State and was drafted by the Los Angeles Raiders in the 12th round of the 1985 NFL Draft.
Polk will add depth to the defensive back position while rookie Johnathan Cyprien recovers from an injured hamstring.