JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars today signed guard Jacques McClendon and quarterback Ricky Stanzi to the 53-man roster and waived wide receivers Jeremy Ebert and Tobais Palmer, the club announced.
McClendon opened the 2013 season on the Jaguars 53-man roster after he was claimed off waivers from Atlanta on Sept. 1. He was waived the last three weeks on a Saturday and re-signed the following Monday as the club added a wide receiver from the practice squad. He has spent time with Indianapolis, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Atlanta. McClendon is a former fourth-round draft pick of the Colts in 2010 where he played in four games as a rookie, his only career action. He spent the 2013 preseason with the Falcons before he was waived on final cuts.
Stanzi, 6-4, 228, was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars on August 27 from Kansas City and was waived on Sept. 28. He was a fifth-round pick of the Chiefs in the 2011 NFL Draft. Stanzi spent the last two seasons on the Chiefs active roster but did not play in a regular season game. He was active but did not play in three games in 2012 and served as the backup quarterback in six games as a rookie. A native of Mentor, Iowa, Stanzi started 35 games at Iowa and posted a 26-9 record as a starter, completing 542 of 907 passes for 7,377 yards.