T.J. Heath announced on his Twitter account that he was activated to the Jaguars' 53-man roster according to BigCatCountry.com. The Jaguars also reportedly signed cornerback Walter McFadden, a 2010 fifth-round selection by the Oakland raiders, to their practice squad, according to Aaron Wilson of National Football Post.
These moves added fuel to speculation that the Jaguars had placed veteran corner Rashean Mathis on the trading block. Those rumors came from a Peter King tweet on Sunday in which King wrote several NFL general managers felt that Mathis was available for a mid-level draft pick.
Now it looks like the Jaguars will stand pat. Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union wrote on Twitter that Jacksonville general manager Gene Smith didn't "anticipate" a trade to be made on Tuesday, whatever that means.
Of course no one anticipates a trade to happen, the odds are always against there being a trade, but Smith's vagueness has to make you wonder if he does indeed anticipate trading Mathis. Getting a 4th or 5th round pick for the 31-year-old vet would be a huge get for the Jaguars, as Mathis has seemingly declined each week this season.
At this point, the 1-5 Jaguars should be looking towards the future in hopes of adding as much youth to the roster as possible.Tags: Football, Gene Smith, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL, Peter King, Rashean Mathis, trade