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Jaguars sign LB Hayes Pullard off Browns practice squad

Aug 20, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns inside linebacker Hayes Pullard (52) at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 20, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns inside linebacker Hayes Pullard (52) at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Hayes Pullard was a seventh-round pick this year out of USC.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed rookie linebacker Hayes Pullard off Cleveland's practice squad and waived linebacker James-Michael Johnson.

Pullard was a seventh-round pick by Cleveland in this year's draft. After being released during final cuts, Pullard re-signed to the team's practice squad and spent the first seven weeks of season there.

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According to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Pullard must remain on Jacksonville's 53-man roster for at least three weeks.

The Jaguars (2-5) signed Johnson on Oct. 5. He previously spent time with Cleveland (2012), Kansas City (2013-14) and Tampa Bay (2015). He has 88 career tackles, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles and a sack.

Also Wednesday, the Jaguars worked out kickers Randy Bulloch and Zach Hocker but didn't sign either of them.