August 30, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived former first-round draft pick Bjoern Werner and placed safety James Sample on injured reserve for the second straight season.

The 24th overall selection in the 2013 draft by Indianapolis, Werner signed with Jacksonville in May. He had one sack in three preseason games with the Jaguars.

Sample, a fourth-round draft pick from Louisville in 2015, played in four games as a rookie before ending up on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.

Earlier in the year, the Jaguars expected Sample to compete with Johnathan Cyprien for the starting job opposite Tashaun Gipson. Sample's injury means Josh Evans has a better chance of making the opening-day roster.

The team also waived tight end Nic Jacobs on Tuesday, trimming the roster to 75 players before the NFL deadline.

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