MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Marcus Simms was not selected for the NFL's extra draft on Wednesday, but the former West Virginia wide receiver will still have the opportunity to qualify for the league.
Simms and the Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to an unsigned free agent contract, as reported by Tom Pelissaro of the NFL network. Simms only needs a physical pass Thursday to make the deal official.
Simms went into the extra repechage after it became clear that he would not be eligible to play for the Mountaineers next season. He made 87 receptions for 1,457 yards and eight touchdowns during his three-year college career.
The only player retained in the extra draft was Washington's corner-half Jalen Thompson. The Arizona Cardinals used a fifth-round pick against Thompson. This selection will be removed from the cardinals in the 2020 project.
Simms will try to separate a receiver corps from Jacksonville that has not produced a 1,000-yard receiver since 2015. The Jaguars have hired former MVP Super Bowl quarterback Nick Foles to revive a temporary attack that struggled to stay consistent at the bar test.