Per our old friend Ryan O’Halloran, who is now reporting on the Jaguars for the Florida Times-Union, former Redskins receiver Anthony Armstrong has been released by Jacksonville.
The Redskins released Armstrong after two years with the team during the last cuts in August. He signed with the Dolphins but they released him on Oct. 30. There were some rumors that the Redskins put in a claim on him but the Jaguars had priority because they have a worse record than Washington.
If the Redskins wanted him back two weeks ago it stands to reason that they might still want him. Exactly when Armstrong was released is unclear (the Jags played last Thursday night) to team will have either from today at 4 p.m. or the same time on Tuesday to put in a claim on him.
If they do claim Armstrong, the primary candidate to be released would be receiver Dez Briscoe, who has a few dropped passes in limited opportunities. One advantage Armstrong might have is that he plays special teams while Briscoe does not. A rash of injuries this year has forced many special-teams stalwarts into increased roles on offense or defense and the team may be looking to get someone who can lighten the load on them.