The Jaguars promoted Giles-Harris from the practice squad to the active roster Thursday.
Giles-Harris' spot on the 53-man roster comes following the placement of Myles Jack (knee) on IR. The undrafted rookie out of Duke previously suited up for one game with Jacksonville this season, Week 8 against the Jets, during which he played three snaps on defense and 20 snaps on special teams. He stands to reprise a similar role going forward.
Giles-Harris was waived by the Jaguars on Saturday, James Johnson of USA Today reports.
Giles-Harris was expected to start last Sunday's win over the Jets, but he didn't end up starting and played only three defensive snaps. Najee Goode (toe) is now clear of the injury report and should resume his starting role at weakside linebacker for the Jags. Giles-Harris will be a candidate for the practice squad, assuming he clears waivers.
Giles-Harris will start at linebacker Sunday against the Jets, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Giles-Harris was promoted from the practice squad earlier this week and he'll be making his NFL debut Sunday. The Jaguars are facing a rash of injuries at linebacker, with Leon Jacobs (hamstring), Najee Goode (foot), and Quincy Williams (hamstring) all sidelined for the day. Giles-Harris will figure to see a significant workload in Week 8, though he'll likely slide down the depth chart when players begin to return from injury.
Giles-Harris was promoted from the Jaguars' practice squad to the 53-man roster Monday.
The 22-year-old signed with Jacksonville as an undrafted free agent out of Duke in April and landed on the practice squad after failing to make the season-opening roster. Giles-Harris provides some depth at linebacker while Najee Goode and D.J. Alexander each battle foot injuries.
Giles-Harris agreed to sign with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent.
Giles-Harris started all 34 games he played in at Duke and was projected to be drafted as early as the fifth round. The 22-year-old figures to battle for a reserve role at middle linebacker in training camp.
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