Jaguars bring back QB Nathan Rourke, 12 others on practice squad

Nathan Rourke of the Jacksonville Jaguars throws a pass against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at TIAA Bank Field on August 26, 2023 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Rich Storry/Getty Images) (Rich Storry, 2023 Getty Images)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jaguars have filled out their practice squad, bringing back 13 familiar names following roster cuts on Tuesday.

Among some of the familiar names returning are quarterback Nathan Rourke, running back Snoop Conner and receiver Jacob Harris. Teams had to get their rosters from 90 to 53 players by Tuesday. Teams are allowed to keep 16 players on their practice squads, so the Jaguars aren’t done yet.

Rourke was one of the better stories during training camp, including a highlight-reel play during a Week 1 preseason win over the Cowboys. But coach Doug Pederson said there was no controversy between backup quarterback C.J. Beathard and Rourke.

Rourke has put together an excellent career in the Canadian Football League with the BC Lions. In two seasons there, Rourke passed for 4,035 yards, 28 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He also has 12 rushing touchdowns. Conner is another recognizable name going on the squad. He was a fifth-round pick in 2022, but lost his role in the offense after the emergence of Tank Bigsby. Jacksonville brought back two of the three draft picks it cut, putting Derek Parish and Erick Hallett II on the practice squad.

Also returning to the team is linebacker Dequan Jackson, a former star at Lee/Riverside High School.

Jaguars practice squad

Position, Player

OL Chandler Brewer

OLB D.J. Coleman

OL Coy Cronk

DL De’Shaan Dixon

CB Erick Hallett II

LB Dequan Jackson

TE Derek Parish

QB Nathan Rourke

OL Darryl Williams

WR Seth Williams

CB Tevaughn Campbell

RB Snoop Conner

WR Jacob Harris

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Justin Barney joined News4Jax in February 2019, but he’s been covering sports on the First Coast for more than 20 years.