Jags claim Jaelen Strong off waivers from Texans

Wide receiver Jaelen Strong was claimed off waivers Tuesday by the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team announced.

Strong was placed on waivers by the Houston Texans on Monday.

The Jaguars’ depth chart at wide receiver took a hit in Week 1 when No 1. wide receiver Allen Robinson was lost for the season with a torn ACL.

Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns are experienced players who have combined for 281 catches since 2014, but since Robinson’s injury, the Jaguars were forced to rely on undrafted rookie Keelan Cole in three-receiver sets.

Davis was injured tackling Giants running back Paul Perkins midway through the fourth quarter. When Davis helped make the play, he immediately rolled over and put both hands on his helmet. Trainers came onto the field, and he was on the ground being looked at for a minute or two before walking off slowly.

The rookie had six tackles and his first career sack Monday night. He was seen in the locker room after the win moving around somewhat slowly. He was replaced in the middle of Detroit’s defense by Tahir Whitehead, who held the role last year.

Davis has worked almost every snap at middle linebacker with the No. 1 defense since becoming the Lions’ first-round pick in April, including the season-opener against Arizona and the first three-plus quarters against the Giants.

The score should be high when the winless Patriots and winless Saints, with their exceptional passing games, meet in a dome. The Patriots had plenty of trouble handling Chiefs Alex Smith and Tyreek Hill, as well as running back Kareem Hunt, and since the Saints have several running backs apparently sharing the role, making none of them a great play, go with the top receiver. Thomas finished with single digits in PPR scoring Monday at Minnesota, and it might be the only time this season that occurs. — Eric Karabell
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