Church was waived by the Jaguars on Friday.
Church had started 27 consecutive games for Jacksonville prior to being a healthy inactive Week 13 against the Colts, with rookie Ronnie Harrison taking over as the starter at strong safety. The Jaguars were more than willing to move on from the veteran safety in order to avoid the $6.25 million cap hit the he'd carry in 2019, and opted to start cleaning house before the end of the season. Church seems unlikely to be claimed off waivers due to the money remaining on his contract, but can sign with any team once he clears waivers.
Church had been a starter for 27 consecutive games since joining the Jaguars in 2016, but he was replaced by rookie Ronnie Harrison against the Colts in Week 13. Church will now be a healthy scratch, with Harrison likely getting the start at strong safety in his place.
Church had two solo tackles and an interception in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.
Church intercepted a deep pass intended for Antonio Brown in the second quarter, but otherwise had a quiet afternoon. The veteran safety has only 35 tackles through 10 games and isn't worth IDP consideration with only one sack, one interception and zero forced fumbles.
Church (head) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Church exited Jacksonville's loss to the Eagles in Week 8 and was evaluated for a concussion, but appears to have gotten fully healthy during the team's bye week. The starting safety is expected to suit up against the Colts on Sunday.
Church's rough week in London continued Sunday as he sustained a head injury, but he'll have additional time throughout the Jaguars' upcoming bye to clear the league's concussion protocol.
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