Wilds was let go by the Cardinals on Friday. Wilds signed a reserve/future contract with the Cardinals after spending a few months on the team's practice squad. He has been released in order to create roster space for the signing of undrafted free agents.
Wilds was released by the Jaguars on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports. Wilds was in line to take on a bigger role in the Jacksonville backfield when Corey Grant was forced out of Sunday's loss to the Chiefs with a foot injury. However, with the team electing to bring in veteran tailback Jamal Charles on Tuesday, Wilds has been let go in order to open up a roster spot.
Wilds (illness) will not carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Titans. Wilds didn't practice early in the week as he dealt with the illness, but he was able to return as a full participant Friday. Leonard Fournette (hamstring) and T.J. Yeldon (ankle) are both listed as questionable, which could have Wilds serving as the No. 3 running back if either is unable to play Sunday.
Wilds missed Wednesday's practice with an illness. With Leonard Fournette (hamstring) inactive during last week's win over the Patriots, Wilds suited up for the first time all season. He played only five snaps as the Jaguars' clear No. 3 back, finishing with four yards on three carries. Assuming Wilds shakes off the illness by the end of the week, he should be available Week 3 against the Titans, though he would likely return to the inactive list if both Fournette and T.J. Yeldon (ankle) are also cleared to play.
Wilds was promoted to the active roster on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Wilds was released in final cuts earlier this month. His promotion to the active roster seems to indicate the team may have concern about starting running back Leonard Fournette's (hamstring) health entering Sunday's game against the Patriots. Look for Wilds to serve as the No. 3 option at halfback if Fournette is sidelined.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/20||@New York Giants||23||19.88|
|8||10/27||@New Orleans Saints||3||12.44|
|9||11/01||San Francisco 49ers||20||19.00|
|10||11/10||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||28||21.25|
|11||11/17||@San Francisco 49ers||20||19.00|
|13||12/01||Los Angeles Rams||14||17.26|
|17||12/29||@Los Angeles Rams||14||17.26|
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|3 Year Avg||5||14||0||1||7||0||1|