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 (coach's decision) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Titans, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.
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 was evaluated for a concussion during the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Eagles, John Oehser of Jaguars.com reports.
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.
Church and teammates Ronnie Harrison, D.J. Hayden (toe) and Jarrod Wilson were arrested early Saturday morning in London, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The incident reportedly could be a misunderstanding as the players were arrested but not charged with a crime as there was an apparent argument regarding their bill, which was eventually resolved. The Jaguars have announced that the players have returned to the team and the issue is being "handled internally." Kickoff for Sunday's game against the Eagles is set for 9:30 AM EDT and Church should be expected to take his usual starting role unless the team announces otherwise.
Church recorded three tackles (all solo), including a sack, in Sunday's win over the Jets.
Church's sack was his first of the season and gives him 2.5 for his career. He and the rest of the Jaguars defense will look to maintain their strong play when they take on the red-hot Chiefs offense in Week 5.
Church had five tackles, two pass breakups and one interception Sunday against the 49ers.
Church played 65 of 66 defensive snaps Sunday, and he now has four interceptions this season, doubling his previous career high. Still, he's averaging just 4.5 tackles per game, which would leave him on the low end of fantasy safeties. However, with a meeting against a turnover-friendly Titans squad in Week 17, Church could vault himself into the top-tier fantasy realm.
Church posted three tackles, one pass breakup and one interception Sunday against the Texans.
Church played just 51 of 62 defensive snaps Sunday, as he was given some extra rest since the Jags led 31-0 at halftime. Although he posted a nice stat line, he's only recorded over three tackles once in the last six weeks, making him a highly risky IDP option in Week 16.
Church posted nine tackles (eight solo) and one interception against Arizona on Sunday.
Church played all but one defensive snap Sunday, working his way to his best performance of the season. The 29-year-old has averaged five tackles and five pass breakups per game this season, which makes him a mediocre fantasy asset.
Church scored on a 51-yard interception return in Sunday's 30-9 victory over the Steelers.
Church logged five tackles (three solo) to go along with his pick-six. His touchdown came midway through the third quarter on a 3rd-and-17. The 29-year-old logged 73 snaps (92.0 percent) in the contest and should continue seeing a heavy workload going forward.
Church recorded his first sack of the season in Sunday's loss to the Jets.
Church also tallied six tackles (five solo). His lone sack came early in the second quarter when he took down Josh McCown on a third-and-10. The 29-year-old now has six tackles in three of the Jags' four games this season, so he has certainly been consistent. He was also one of five defensive players to play all 70 snaps and figures to continue being heavily involved going forward.
Church (back) is set to return to practice on Thursday, John Oehser of Jaguars.com reports.
Church injured his back in the early stages of the Jaguars' offseason program, which prevented him from taking part of OTAs and minicamp. It appears the caution the team exercised has been positive given his expected return to the practice field Thursday. The veteran played his first seven seasons with the Cowboys before signing with the Jaguars this offseason. He projects to start at strong safety in Week 1.
Church (back) will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list, John Oehser of Jaguars.com reports.
Church injured his back in the early stages of the Jaguars' offseason program, which prevented him from taking part of OTAs and minicamp. The expectation was that he would be ready for training camp, but the issue appears to be more serious than originally thought. However, the team could just be exercising caution with the veteran in order to ensure his health entering the start of the season. He currently projects to be the starting strong safety in Week 1.
Church is dealing with a back injury, Jay Johnson of USA Today reports.
Church reportedly sustained the back injury in the early stages of the Jaguars' offseason program. A back issue had also prevented him from taking part in OTAs and minicamp. However, his limitations are said to be precautionary, so the expectation is that Church will be good to go for training camp.
Church has been dealing with an undisclosed injury throughout minicamp, John Oehser of Jaguars.com reports.
The nature of Church's injury is unclear, but the issue doesn't appear to be serious as he's been working on the side during minicamp. Expect Church to be full-go at the start of training camp.
Church signed a four-year contract with the Jaguars on Thursday, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.
Church was one of several big name defensive free agents to sign with Jacksonville on Thursday. The team is aggressively trying to improve its defense, which struggled mightily in 2016. In 12 games with the Cowboys last season, Church had 85 tackles, a forced fumble, and four passes defensed, including two interceptions.
Church is expected to sign with the Jaguars on a four-year contract worth more than $6 million per season, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
The Jaguars are aggressively addressing their perennially troublesome secondary for a second straight offseason, pairing Church with 2016 free-agent signing Tashuan Gipson to form the starting safety duo. This addition likely will leave 2013 second-round selection Jonathan Cyprien seeking a new NFL home.
Church finished the regular season with 85 tackles and two interceptions in 12 games.
The tackles were his fewest in four seasons, but that was due to a broken forearm that cost him a quarter of the campaign, and he was on pace for 113 tackles over a full 16 games. He's a free agent this offseason though, and with Byron Jones and J.J. Wilcox both showing significant improvement in 2016, the Cowboys may not make much of an effort to bring Church back.
Church (forearm) tallied 12 stops in Monday's 42-21 victory over the Lions.
Church recorded three more tackles in this game than he had in any other game this season, and he's notched at least eight tackles in three of his four contests since returning from an ankle injury he suffered in October. He should continue to be a great source of tackles at the safety position, and a player to target in IDP drafts in 2017.