The Jacksonville Jaguars today activated rookie cornerback Aaron Colvin to the 53-man roster from the reserve/non-football injury list and claimed third-year cornerback Teddy Williams off waivers from Chicago, the club announced. Linebacker Dekoda Watson and first-year cornerback Peyton Thompson were waived from the 53-man roster. Rookie cornerback Lou Young was waived from the practice squad.
Colvin was a fourth-round draft pick of the Jaguars in 2014 after playing in 50 games with 36 starts at Oklahoma. He suffered a torn ACL during a Senior Bowl practice in January. He finished his collegiate career with 234 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, five interceptions, 3.5 sacks and 23 passes defensed. Colvin was an All-Big 12 first-team selection as a senior.
Williams, 6-1, 207, has spent time with Dallas, Indianapolis, Arizona and Chicago and played in 15 career games. He was originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Cowboys in 2010 and spent two seasons on the club’s practice squad. He was signed by the Colts in 2012 and played in a career-high seven games before he was waived on August 30, 2013. Williams joined the Cardinals midway through the 2013 season and played in three games before suffering a season-ending Achilles injury. The Bears signed him off the Cardinals practice squad on Oct. 1, 2014 and he played in five games for the Bears, mainly on special teams, before he was waived on Nov. 10.
A native of Tyler, Texas, Williams did not play college football. He was a standout on the Texas-San Antonio track and field team, becoming the school’s only four-time All-America selection. He helped lead the team to six Southland Conference titles (four indoor and two outdoor) and claimed nine individual conference titles (five indoor and four outdoor). He was twice named the league’s Indoor Athlete of the Year (2009-10) as well as Outdoor Outstanding Track Performer (2009-10). He established school records in the 55 meters (6.23 seconds), 60 meters (6.59), 100 meters (9.90), 200 meters (20.60) and 400 meter relay (39.59). He was a three-year starter in football and two-year starter in baseball at John Tyler High School where he also ran track.
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