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Jaguars activate rookie LB Franklin; cut Bentley

The Jacksonville Jaguars announced the signing of rookie linebacker Stephen Franklin off the practice squad.

To make room for Franklin, veteran linebacker Kevin Bentley has been placed on waivers. Signed by the Jaguars last week, Bentley was active for the 20-13 loss to the Houston Texans, recording one special teams tackle.

Originally signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent out of Southern Illinois, Franklin had eight tackles in the preseason before he was placed on waivers. Franklin was signed and released by the Seattle Seahawks in Week 7 and joined the Jaguars practice squad the following week.

Over the weekend, the Jaguars made another practice squad move, releasing safety Matt Estrada and replacing him with former Dallas Cowboys fourth-round pick Akwasi Owusu-Ansah. A defensive back coming out of IUPUI, Owusu-Ansah was moved to wide receiver this season and can return kicks and punts.


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