Gray (quadriceps) was released from injured reserve after reaching an injury settlement with the Jaguars, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.
Gray was initially waived by Jacksonville last week and then placed on IR. Prior to injuring his leg, Gray faced an uphill battle to make the team, and it appears he wasn't a part of their future plans, so he and the Jaguars decided to part ways.
Gray (quad) was placed on the Jaguars' waived/injured list Wednesday.
Gray has been dealing with a quad injury that prevented him from participating in Jacksonville's preseason opener. However, he was just fourth on the Jaguars' RB depth chart and remained without a timetable to return to action, which altogether made him a suitable candidate to be nixed from the team's 90-man roster in order to make room for DT T.J. Barnes
Gray didn't participate in Thursday's loss to the Jets and no timetable has been released for his injury. While he's out, look for young backs such as Corey Grant and Joe Banyard to see increased reps as they hope to make the 53-man roster.
Jonas Gray rushed for 23 yards on nine carries and had a four-yard reception in Sunday's loss to Houston.
Gray doubled his workload in his second game in Jacksonville from five touches to 10. His total yards decreased, however, from 31 to 27. Though the diminished production no doubt has a lot to do with going from playing one of the league's worst defenses in New Orleans to one of the best in Houston, Gray showed nothing that would indicate that he'll challenge T.J. Yeldon for carries in 2016.
Jonas Gray could see an increased workload Sunday against the Texans.
Gray backed up Denard Robinson last week against the Saints, finishing with 31 yards on five carries, with a 25-yard rush that was nullified by a holding penalty. Starter T.J. Yeldon's (knee) status is very much up in the air entering Week 17, and if he doesn't play, Gray could be slated for a larger share of the carries alongside Robinson. "It was good to see Jonas get some carries," offensive coordinator Greg Olson said. "We'll try to find out more about him in this finale but I have a good feel for Denard (Robinson) right now and where he's at. ... I have a pretty good feel for T.J. and Denard and trying to get a better feel for Jonas this week." Even if Robinson ends up with the starting designation, it looks as though the Jacksonville Jaguars will attempt to get an extended look at Gray in what's ultimately a meaningless game.
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