JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars have promoted receiver Jaydon Mickens to the active roster and waived receiver Max McCaffrey.
The 5-foot-11 Mickens was originally signed by Oakland as an undrafted rookie in May. He spent the entire 2016 season on Oakland’s practice squad, was waived in final cuts and signed to Jacksonville’s practice squad two weeks later.
McCaffrey caught one pass for 4 yards in five games with the Jaguars (3-3), who play at Indianapolis (2-4) on Sunday. He also was ineffective on special teams.
Jacksonville is looking for some much-needed help at receiver and in the return game. The Jaguars are without Allen Robinson and rookie Dede Westbook. Marqise Lee is dealing with a knee injury, meaning Mickens could be the primary punt returner against the Colts.