DeLuca had 12 tackles (10 solo), one sack and one force fumble in nine games this season
DeLuca was promoted from the Jaguars' practice squad in October and actual received a couple starts towards the end of the season, though he saw only 46 defensive snaps between those two games. Still, it was a solid rookie campaign after going undrafted out of North Dakota State last spring, as he's likely to push for a rotational role in 2019.
DeLuca will earn his first career start at strongside linebacker Sunday against the Redskins, John Reid of the Florida Times-Union reports.
DeLuca logged his first defensive snaps of the season last week against the Titans, collecting two solo tackles in the process. He'll draw the start at outside linebacker across from Telvin Smith with Lerentee McCray (illness) providing depth.
DeLuca was signed to Jacksonville's active roster Monday, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
DeLuca spent time with the Jaguars' during the preseason, and he now joins the 53-man roster following the release of running back Jamaal Charles. With Donald Payne (knee) expected to miss 3-4 weeks due to an MCL sprain, DeLuca provides Jacksonville with depth at the linebacker position.
DeLuca was released by Tennessee on Sunday, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports.
DeLuca joined the Titans as an undrafted free agent out of North Dakota State. He was operating as a depth linebacker and he'll now look to catch on with another team in 2018.
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