The Jaguars signed McDermott to the active roster Saturday.
The Jaguars are bringing up McDermott to add depth on the offensive line because center Brandon Linder (back) has been ruled out. McDermott has suited up in two games for the Jags this season, but he's only played on special teams.
The Jaguars restored McDermott (illness) from the practice squad COVID-19 list Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
McDermott will be allowed to return to team activities immediately.
The Jaguars placed McDermott on the practice squad COVID-19 list Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
McDermott has either tested positive for the virus or come into close contact with someone who has. He'll need to pass the NFL's COVID-19 protocols before returning to the team.
The Jaguars waived McDermott (ankle) on Friday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
McDermott spent the 2019 season on injured reserve with an ankle injury. He's healthy now, but the 24-year-old offensive tackle was shown the door before cut day.
McDermott (ankle) went unclaimed on waivers and reverted to the Jaguars' injured reserve, per the NFL's official transaction log.
McDermott was waived/injured over the weekend after suffering the ankle injury during the preseason finale. The 23-year-old won't play in 2019 if he doesn't reach an injury settlement with the team.
McDermott has been ruled out for the remainder of Thursday's preseason contest with Atlanta due to an ankle injury, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.
The final ruling on McDermott's status for Thursday's contest gives us some insight to the severity of the injury, although it's hard to speculate exactly how serious it is. The 23-year-old is one of four centers currently on Jacksonville's roster.
McDermott suffered an ankle injury in Thursday's preseason matchup against Atlanta and is questionable to return, Tad Dickman of the Jaguars' official site reports.
McDermott has yet to see the field in a regular-season contest. It's unclear how serious the ankle injury is or how much it'll hinder the 23-year-old from vying for a roster spot as the deadline for roster cuts looms.
McDermott signed a futures contract with Jacksonville on Monday.
McDermott didn't appear in a game as an undrafted free agent in 2018. He'll have a chance to earn a depth role along the offensive line with the Jaguars next year.