The Jaguars had a busy day Wednesday involving seventh-round draft picks.

They signed wide receiver Jeremy Ebert, a seventh-round pick of the New England Patriots last year; cut defensive tackle Jeris Pendleton, their seventh-round pick last year; and signed one of their seventh-round picks this year, cornerback Demetrius McCray.

Pendleton was the first member of former general manager Gene Smith’s last draft class to be waived and his departure ended what the Jaguars had hoped would be the feel-good story of last year’s draft.

They took a flier on Pendleton’s raw talent even though he was 28 and didn’t play football for several years after high school while trying to support his family on the south side of Chicago.

With the encouragement of his wife, Pendleton finally went to junior college in 2008 and then to Ashland University, where the Jaguars saw him. With 6-foot-2, 315-pound linemen at a premium, the Jaguars took a chance on him.

But the leap to the NFL turned out to be a difficult one. Pendleton played in 30 snaps in four games, making four tackles.

With the Jaguars having 17 defensive linemen on their roster after adding two former Patriots, Brandon Deaderick and Kyle Love, Pendleton was expendable.

Pendleton made $440,884 last year — a base salary of $390,000 and a $50,884 signing bonus — so he left with a financial cushion. He would have made a $480,000 base salary as a second-year player.

The signing of Ebert, who was cut on April 29 by the Patriots after they drafted Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce, gives the Jaguars more depth at receiver. And it means they’ve added three former Patriots in eight days.

Ebert has yet to play in the regular season in the NFL. He started camp last year on the physically unable to perform list with a hamstring injury. He came back to catch six passes in the preseason but didn’t survive the final cuts Aug. 31. He spent two months on the Eagles’ practice squad and was signed again by the Patriots in January.

Ebert, 24, had 173 catches and 21 touchdowns at Northwestern.