Jaguars LB (44) Myles Jack runs on the field during Wednesday's training camp session.  The Jacksonville Jaguars training camp session, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at the team's practice fields outside TIAA Bank Field. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]

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Reports: Steelers to sign LB Myles Jack

Myles Jack reportedly is heading to Pittsburgh. According to multiple reports Wednesday, the veteran linebacker is expected to sign a two-year deal with the Steelers worth $16 million.

Jack’s former team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, released him on Tuesday in a cost-cutting move that reported;y saved them $8.35 million. That transaction came just one day after the Jags signed six free agents.

The 26-year-old led the Jaguars in tackles last season with 108. He’e been credited with at least 90 tackles in four of his six NFL seasons.

Jack has played inside, right outside and left outside linebacker in his career. He’s totaled 513 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 17 QB hits, two forced fumbles, four recoveries, three interceptions, 15 pass breakups and two defensive touchdowns in 88 games, 82 of them starts.

He has missed nine games in six seasons since being selected in the second round (No. 36) of the 2016 NFL Draft out of UCLA.

–Field Level Media

Jacksonville Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Josh Allen (41) celebrates after he intercepted an errant pass from Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) during late third quarter action. The Jaguars were tied with the Bills 6 to 6 at the end of the first half and went on to win the game with a final score of 9 to 6. The Jacksonville Jaguars hosted the Buffalo Bills at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL, Sunday, November 7, 2021. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]

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Jags activate Josh Allen, Myles Jack, others from COVID list

The Jacksonville Jaguars activated linebackers Josh Allen and Myles Jack, wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. and four others from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday.

Tight end Luke Farrell, defensive end/linebacker Jordan Smith and Damien Wilson also cleared the NFL’s health and safety protocol, as did rookie running back Travis Etienne. Etienne has been on injured reserve since suffering a season-ending Lisfranc injury to his left foot in the preseason.

The Jaguars (2-13) visit the New England Patriots (9-6) on Sunday.

Wilson leads the team with 99 tackles and Jack ranks second with 97. Allen has a team-high 5.5 sacks. Shenault is second on the squad in receptions (56) and receiving yards (544).

Jacksonville also signed veteran offensive lineman D.J. Fluker to the practice squad.

Fluker, 30, was a first-round pick in 2013 and has played in 108 games (96 starts) with the San Diego Chargers (2013-16), New York Giants (2017), Seattle Seahawks (2018-19) and Baltimore Ravens (2020).

–Field Level Media

Jaguars LB (44) Myles Jack runs on the field during Wednesday's training camp session.  The Jacksonville Jaguars training camp session, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at the team's practice fields outside TIAA Bank Field. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]

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Jaguars’ Myles Jack, Jets’ Quinnen Williams added to COVID list

The Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets will be without prominent defensive starters when they meet Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Just hours before kickoff, the Jaguars placed linebacker Myles Jack on the reserve/COVID-19 list, and the Jets added defensive lineman Quinnen Williams to their list.

Jack joins defensive end Josh Allen, wide receiver Laviska Shenault, offensive lineman Ben Bartch and linebacker Jordan Smith on the list for the Jaguars.

The Jets have more than a dozen players on their list, as well as head coach Robert Saleh, who will miss the game. Tight ends coach Ron Middleton will take over for Saleh on Sunday.

Jack, 26, has started 13 games on the season and has 97 tackles (three for loss) and two quarterback hits.

In six seasons in Jacksonville, Jack has 502 tackles (19 for loss), 17 quarterback hits, 6.5 sacks, three interceptions and two forced fumbles in 86 games (80 starts).

Williams, 24, has started 14 games this year and has six sacks to go with 50 tackles (seven for loss) and 12 quarterback hits.

In his three seasons in New York, the No. 3 overall draft pick in 2019 has played in 40 games (36 starts) and has 133 tackles, 15.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

The Jets (3-11) and Jaguars (2-12) long have been eliminated from playoff contention. Instead, the outcome will impact the order of the 2022 NFL Draft.

–Field Level Media