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Jacksonville Jaguars remove Tavon Austin from IR, cut Phillip Dorsett

Jan 16, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Tavon Austin (16) against the Los Angeles Rams during the NFC Divisional Round at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 16, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Tavon Austin (16) against the Los Angeles Rams during the NFC Divisional Round at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars designated Tavon Austin to return from injured reserve on Monday and released fellow wide receiver Phillip Dorsett from the practice squad.

Austin suffered a quad injury in practice and was placed on IR at the beginning of September.

Austin, 31, signed with the Jaguars in early August. The 2013 first-round pick (eighth overall) has played in 100 NFL games with the Rams (2013-17), Cowboys (2018-19) and Packers (2020), catching 220 passes for 2,026 yards with 15 touchdowns.

Dorsett, 28, made his Jacksonville debut in Sunday’s 31-19 loss to Arizona but did not catch a pass. The 2015 first-round pick has 124 receptions for 1,634 yards and 11 touchdowns in 72 career games with the Colts (2015-16), Patriots (2017-19) and Jaguars.

Jacksonville also signed kicker Matthew Wright to the practice squad. The 25-year-old made his NFL debut with the Steelers in 2020, making all four of his field-goal attempts and all seven extra points in three games.

–Field Level Media