Sep 13, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars safety Andrew Wingard (42) reacts after making an interception during the fourth quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Jaguars activate K McLaughlin, S Wingard

The Jacksonville Jaguars made six roster moves Saturday, including promoting four players from their practice squad.

The Jags (1-7) activated kicker Chase McLaughlin from the commissioner’s permission list and safety Andrew Wingard from injured reserve ahead of Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers (6-2).

Linebacker Joe Giles-Harris was activated from the practice squad to replace Dakota Allen (ankle), who was ruled out for the game, while receiver Terry Godwin will replace Laviska Shenault Jr., out with an injured hamstring.

Offensive lineman KC McDermott and safety Doug Middleton were also promoted from the practice squad. Starting center Brandon Linder (back) was ruled out and won’t make the trip.

The return of Wingard, who started three games before going on IR ahead of the team’s Week 6 game, was expected. He has 25 tackles and an interception.

McLaughlin replaces Josh Lambo, who is out for the season with a gluteus medius injury. McLaughlin has connected on 18 of 23 on field goals and made all 26 of his extra points in his career. The second-year player has spent time with the Colts, Chargers and 49ers.

Giles-Harris, who joined the team last season as an undrafted free agent, was activated for five games last season, playing mainly on special teams. As for Godwin, this marks the first time he has been elevated from the practice squad since joining the team last year.

McDermott will be on the active roster for the third time this season after playing on special teams against the Dolphins and Bengals. Middleton will be on the active roster for the fourth time, as he saw action against the Bengals, Chargers and Texans.

–Field Level Media

Sep 13, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA;  Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo (4) celebrates making a field goal as Indianapolis Colts safety George Odum (30) walks by during the second half at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Jaguars active K Lambo, place DT Jones on IR

The Jacksonville Jaguars activated kicker Josh Lambo from injured reserve on Thursday and placed defensive tackle Abry Jones on the same list.

Lambo has missed the past four games with a hip injury. He is one of five players to kick in games for Jacksonville this season.

Lambo made all three field-goal attempts and was 6 of 7 on extra points before suffering the injury in Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans.

Brandon Wright was the kicker in Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins before suffering a groin injury, and Aldrick Rosas handled the duties in Week 4 before being placed on the practice squad due to sustaining an undisclosed injury.

Stephen Hauschka was the kicker in Week 5, but he missed both field-goal attempts — including a badly shanked 24-yarder — and was released.

Jon Brown got the call for his first NFL appearance last week against the Detroit Lions and split two field-goal attempts. Brown was released Thursday.

Lambo, 29, is in his fourth season with the Jaguars and sixth overall. He played his first two campaigns with the then-San Diego Chargers.

Lambo has made 88.7 percent (126 of 142) of his field-goal attempts in 73 career games. He has connected on 91.3 percent (136 of 149) of his extra points.

Jones, 29, was placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury and will be required to miss at least three games. He had eight tackles in five games this season.

Jones has 196 tackles and 9.5 sacks in 105 career NFL games (52 starts) in eight NFL seasons, all with the Jaguars.

Jacksonville also promoted rookie tight end Ben Ellefson from the practice squad to the active roster.

–Field Level Media