Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson had a number of tough choices to make this week as a way to minimize down the roster by Tuesday’s deadline. Among the many gamers waived was his personal son, Josh Pederson.
The previous USFL participant joined the Jaguars’ stacked tight finish room in July, not lengthy after he completed up his first season with the Houston Gamblers.
Coach Pederson spoke Monday about the opportunity of having to chop his personal son from the workforce, saying as a joke, “I spanked him at one level.”
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“Identical factor?,” Pederson mentioned with amusing.
After going undrafted within the 2021 NFL Draft out of the College of Louisiana at Monroe, Josh Pederson was signed by the San Francisco 49ers, however was waived earlier than the beginning of the season.
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He shortly signed with the New Orleans Saints however was once more waived earlier than the beginning of the season.
In February 2022, he signed with the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs however was waived a couple of months later. Whereas taking part in for the Gamblers, he caught 24 passes for 325 yards in 10 video games.
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“I might need to inform him,” Pederson mentioned of informing his son.
“He’s been by this course of earlier than with a few different groups final 12 months. I’m very aware of it, clearly, as a former participant and simply stroll him by the method and let him know that the whole lot’s going to be okay.”