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Jaguars agree to terms with 16 undrafted rookie free agents

Posted May 1, 2017

The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with the following 16 undrafted rookie free agents


JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with the following 16 undrafted rookie free agents, the club announced today.

 

NAME

POS.

HT.

WT.

SCHOOL

Bluiett, Caleb

TE

6-3

252

Texas

Cole, Keelan

WR

6-1

194

Kentucky Wesleyan

Collins, Parker

C

6-2

304

Appalachian State

Cook, Tim

RB

6-0

242

Oregon State

Cutrer, Jeremy

CB

6-1

167

Middle Tennessee State

Davis, P.J.

OLB

5-9

232

Georgia Tech

Dimick, Hunter

DE

6-3

268

Utah

Etta-Tawo, Amba

WR

6-1

208

Syracuse

Gennesy, Avery

OG

6-3

318

Texas A&M

Horton, Justin

OLB

6-1

242

Jacksonville

Lupeamanu, Tueni

DT

6-0

282

Idaho

Mathers, I'Tavius

RB

5-11

203

Middle Tennessee State

Miller, Charlie

FS

6-1

190

Dartmouth

Phillips, Carroll

DE

6-3

242

Illinois

Robinson, Ezra

CB

5-11

189

Tennessee State

Walker, Kenneth

WR

5-9

188

UCLA

 

To make room on the roster, the Jaguars released 11 veteran players, including second-year TE E.J. Bibbs, second-year RB Bronson Hill, second-year OL Colin Kelly, third-year LB Sean Porter, fourth-year RB Daryl Richardson, first-year TE Gannon Sinclair, first-year S Elijah Shumate, first-year OL Arturo Uzdavinis, third-year OL Greg Van Roten, second-year WR Tony Washington and first-year LB Raphael Kirby.

 

Below are biographies on the 16 undrafted rookies that have agreed to terms.

 

CALEB BLUIETT

TIGHT END

6-3  252 LBS.

TEXAS

BORN OCTOBER 6, 1993

BEAUMONT, TEXAS

ACQ: FREE AGENT 2017

EXP: ROOKIE

 

CAREER NOTES: Five-year player for the Longhorns who spent time at TE and DE in his career … Played in 44 games with 12 career starts … Accumulated 10 career catches for 178 yards and two TDs, along with four tackles, 4.5 sacks and eight tackles for loss … Began his career as a DE before moving to TE due to injuries and then back to DE … Played DE in 2013 and 2014 … Moved to TE in the 2015 preseason … Was a member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s honor roll in the fall of 2016 … Coached by Craig Stump at West Brook High School

 

KEELAN COLE

WIDE RECEIVER

6-1  194 LBS.

KENTUCKY WESLEYAN

BORN APRIL 20, 1993

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

ACQ: FREE AGENT 2017

EXP: ROOKIE

 

CAREER NOTES: Named to the D2football.com All-American First Team,  Associated Press Little All-American First Team and the Don Hansen All-American First Team .. Led the nation in kickoffs returned for a TD (two) and ranked second in all-purpose yards (198.1 yards per game) as a senior … Tallied 15 receiving TDs, seventh-most in the country … Named Great Midwest Athletic Conference Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Year in 2016 … Led the NCAA in receiving yards (1,577), receiving yards per game (141.5) and receiving TDs (21) as a sophomore in 2014 … Was also named the 2014 Great Midwest Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Year … Coached by Tyrann Scroggins at Central (Ky.) High School, where he was a four-year letterwinner and two-year starter at DB, WR and QB … Also played baseball for three seasons and basketball for one

 

PARKER COLLINS

CENTER

6-2  304 LBS.

APPALACHIAN STATE

BORN MAY 19, 1994

NORTH AUGUSTA, SOUTH CAROLINA

ACQ: FREE AGENT 2017

EXP: ROOKIE

 

CAREER NOTES: Started the final 32 games of his career, earning All-Sun Belt honors in his final two seasons … Helped pave the way for the top-ranked rushing offense in the Sun Belt at 250.9 yards per game … Accumulated more than 60 pancakes and 30 knockdowns, twice as many as any other Appalachian State offensive lineman … Blocked for RB Marcus Cox, the program’s all-time leading rusher with more than 5,000 yards the last four seasons and RB Jalin Moore, who earned 2016 Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year honors … Coached by Dan Pippen at North Augusta High School, where he earned all-state recognition as a senior and was tabbed as South Carolina’s No. 4-ranked offensive lineman and one of the state’s top 50 players overall by High School Sports Report … Father, Mark, played football collegiately at South Carolina

 

TIM COOK

RUNNING BACK

6-0  242 LBS.

OREGON STATE

BORN APRIL 29, 1994

PINE BLUFF, ARKANSAS

ACQ: FREE AGENT 2017

EXP: ROOKIE

 

CAREER NOTES: Rushed 30 times for 137 yards and one TD in 10 games during his senior season in 2016 … Made his first career start against Idaho State in 2016 … Tallied 108 rushing yards and his first career rushing TD against Washington ... Started his career at Butler County Community College in 2012 and joined Eastern Arizona Community College in 2014, when he rushed for 639 yards and seven TDs … Also played LB and DE, and earned second-team All-Western States Football League honors at Eastern Arizona … Set the White Hall (Arkansas) High School records for tackles in a season and a career … Also participated in track & field for two years

 

JEREMY CUTRER

CORNERBACK

6-1  167 LBS.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE

BORN FEBRUARY 27, 1994

NEW ORLEANS, LA.

ACQ: FREE AGENT 2017

EXP: ROOKIE

 

CAREER NOTES: Joined the Blue Raiders in 2015 after playing offensively at Mississippi State Gulf Coast Community College for two seasons … Started 20 of 23 games at MTSU and recorded 95 tackles and six INTs … Tallied 64 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss, 10 passes defensed and three INTs as a senior, earning first-team All-Conference USA distinctions … Garnered second-team All-Conference USA honors in 2015 after recording 31 tackles, three INTs, 13 passes defensed and two blocked kicks … Competed at Jewel Sumner (Kentwood, La.) High School, where he was coached by Zephaniah Powell … Last name pronounced Kuh-Trair 

 

P.J. DAVIS

LINEBACKER

5-9  232 LBS.

GEORGIA TECH

BORN JANUARY 22, 1995

CAIRO, GEORGIA

ACQ: FREE AGENT 2017

EXP: ROOKIE

 

CAREER NOTES: In 50 games (37 starts) for the Yellow Jackets, Davis tallied 313 tackles, including 20.5 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks, four forced fumbles and one INT … Finished career at EverBank Field, scoring his second TD of his career when he returned a fumble 38 yards in Georgia Tech’s 33-18 win versus Kentucky in the TaxSlayer Bowl … As a senior, finished second on the team with 76 tackles, despite missing the majority of three games due to injury … Led the squad with 6.9 tackles per game … As a junior in 2015, started all 12 games at LB and led the defense with 77 tackles and finished tied for the team lead with 6.5 tackles for loss … As a sophomore, named honorable mention All-ACC by the media and ACC Linebacker of the Week twice after leading the defense with 119 tackles and tallying 8.5 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks … Rushed for more than 1,000 yards and had more than 100 tackles as a senior for the Cairo (Ga.) High School Syrupmakers

 

HUNTER DIMICK

DEFENSIVE END

6-3  268 LBS.

UTAH

BORN OCTOBER 29, 1993

SYRACUSE, UTAH

ACQ: FREE AGENT 2017

EXP: ROOKIE

 

CAREER NOTES: Earned All-America and All-Pac-12 honors as a senior … A four-year starter, either part or full-time … Played in 43 games and 33 starts … Graduated as Utah’s career record-holder for sacks (29.5) … 44.0 career tackles for loss ranks third all-time at Utah … 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America, two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District and four-time Pac-12 All-Academic selection … As a senior, earned second-team all-American honors by Walter Camp and the Football Writers Association of America; Ted Hendricks Award finalist; first-team All-Pac-12 … Named second-team All-American by FOXSports.com, Phil Steele, Sports on Earth and CollegeSportsMadness.com in 2016 … Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week and Pac-12 Player of the Week after tying the Pac-12 record and setting a school record for sacks in a game (5.0) against Arizona State, while also breaking a school record with 6.5 tackles for loss … Two-time first-team all-state, all-area and all-region at Syracuse (Utah) High School, where he also set the school’s single-season sack (14) and career (36) records … Lettered four years in football and one year in track & field

 

AMBA ETTA-TAWO

WIDE RECEIVER

6-1  208 LBS.

SYRACUSE

BORN NOVEMBER 10, 1993

MUSCAT, OMAN

ACQ: FREE AGENT 2017

EXP: ROOKIE

 

CAREER NOTES: Joined the Orange in 2016 as a graduate transfer from the University of Maryland after spending four years, including a redshirt season, with the Terrapins … Authored the most prolific receiving season in Syracuse history, setting 10 Orange receiving records in his one year on campus and being named to four All-America teams … Teamed with Ervin Philips to set the ACC single-season record for most pass receptions by a pair of teammates (184) … Invited to the 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl … As a senior in 2016, started all 12 games at outside receiver and was installed as a team captain after the season … Earned All-America honors from Sporting News (second team), the Associated Press (third team), Phil Steele (fourth team) and Athlon Sports (fourth team) … All-ACC First Team selection (media, coaches) … One of 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award, presented to the nation’s most outstanding receiver … Rated the 15th-best player in college football and No. 2 among wide receivers … Three-time ACC Receiver of the Week … Established SU single-season records for receptions (94), receiving yards (1,482) and receiving yards per game (123.5) … ACC leader in receptions per game (7.8), total receiving yardage, receiving yards per game and TD catches (14) … Coached by Kyle Hockman at McEachern (Georgia) High School … Moved from Oman to Atlanta in 1999 … Last name pronounced ET-ta-TAH-wo

 

AVERY GENNESY

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN

6-5 305 LBS.

TEXAS A&M

BORN: FEBRUARY 6, 1994

SOUTHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI

ACQ: FREE AGENT 2017

EXP: ROOKIE

 

CAREER NOTES: Started 26 games at LT for the Aggies … Helped clear the way for an offense that gained an average of 424.7 total yards per game (169.1 rushing and 255.6 passing) ... The 2015 offense was the seventh group in school history to gain more than 5,000 total yards, 3,000 passing yards and 2,000 rushing yards in the same season ... Named to the 2015 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll … Redshirted after enrolling at Texas A&M in January ... Earned a spot on the depth chart but didn’t see any action while redshirting ... Named to 2014 SEC Academic Honor Team … Spent two seasons at East Mississippi CC in Scooba, Miss. ... Helped lead the East Mississippi Lions to the 2013 National Junior College Championship and a 12-0 record, including a win over Georgia Military in the Mississippi Bowl ... Cleared the way for an offense that averaged an NJCAA-best 62.2 points ... Consensus four-star prospect

 

JUSTIN HORTON

LINEBACKER

6-2 235 LBS.

JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY

BORN: FEBRUARY 25, 1994

CLERMONT, FLORIDA

ACQ: FREE AGENT 2017

EXP: ROOKIE

 

CAREER NOTES: Played in 32 career games for the Dolphins … Finished 2016 with 70 tackles including six tackles for a loss … Played in all 11 games in 2015 with 21 total tackles (12 solo) three sacks, two forced fumbles, 4.5 tackles for loss and recovered a fumble for a TD against Delaware … Awarded a medical redshirt in 2014, after appearing in only one game … Recorded 22 tackles (nine solo) and had 1.5 tackles for loss in 2014 … In his freshman campaign Horton played in 10 games and recorded seven tackles (four solo) … Attended East Ridge (Clermont, Fla.) High School … As a senior, had 105 tackles and 11 sacks and was team captain

 

TUENI LUPEAMANU

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

6-0 282 LBS.

IDAHO

BORN: APRIL 14, 1995

HERRIMAN, UTAH

ACQ: FREE AGENT 2017

EXP: ROOKIE

 

CAREER NOTES: Played in 45 games in his four-year career at Idaho … Totaled 126 tackles (91 solo), 11.5 tackles for a loss and 6.0 sacks for his career … Had his best season in 2016, recording 75 tackles (58 solo), 9.0 tackles for a loss, five sacks and three passes defensed … Also saw a few snaps on offense carrying the ball seven times for 11 yards and two TDs … Recorded 38 tackle (24 solo) in his junior season while also adding one tackle for a loss, one sack, two quarterback hurries, one fumble recovery and one pass breakup … Registered 18 tackles on his first two years on campus, while appearing in 21 games … Attended Herriman (Utah) High School where he saw action at QB, LB and P while helping lead Herriman to an 8-3 record and the Region 7 championship.

 

I’TAVIUS MATHERS

RUNNING BACK

5-11 203 LBS.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE

BORN: NOVEMBER 19, 1993

MURFREESBORO, TENNESSEE

ACQ: FREE AGENT 2017

EXP: ROOKIE

 

CAREER NOTES: Appeared in 13 games for the Blue Raiders after spending his first three collegiate seasons at Ole Miss … Totaled 1,561 yards rushing on 232 carries and had 17 TDs in 2016 … Averaged 120.1 yards per game and 6.7 yards per carry … Also recorded 63 receptions for 633 receiving yards and three TDs … Finished 2016 with 2,194 all-purpose yards, averaging 168.8 all-purpose yards per game … Named first-team All-Conference USA and was invited to the NFLPA Bowl and East-West Shrine game … Voted permanent team captain … In his three years at Ole Miss, he totaled 1,061 yards in 36 games … Named The Tennessean's Player of the Year as a junior and senior in high school … A SuperPrep All-Region selection and rated the No. 8 player in Tennessee while earning Tennessee Class AAA Mr. Football honors … Rushed for 2,253 yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior after rushing for 2,614 yards and 29 TDs as a junior … First name pronounced Eye-Taye-Vee-Us

 

CHARLIE MILLER

FREE SAFETY

6-1 190 LBS.

DARTMOUTH

BORN: MAY 15, 1994

SHOREVIEW, MINNESOTA

ACQ: FREE AGENT 2017

EXP: ROOKIE

 

CAREER NOTES: Saw action in 24 career games and registered 70 tackles, three tackles for a loss, three INTs and four passes defensed … Played nine games in 2016 and had 41 tackles and two interceptions … In 2015, saw action in each of the 10 contests, moving into a starting role at SS for the final four games … First-team all-state, all-metro and all-conference after helping Totino Grace to its third-consecutive state championship as a senior ... Football and baseball captain helped school go 38-1 on the gridiron over his three years on the varsity

 

CARROLL PHILLIPS

DEFENSIVE END

6-3 242 LBS.

ILLINOIS

BORN: SEPTEMBER 2, 1992

Miami, FLORIDA

ACQ: FREE AGENT 2017

EXP: ROOKIE

 

CAREER NOTES: Saw action in 31 career games and totaled 88 tackles (47 solo), 25.5 tackles for a loss, 12.0 sacks and three fumble recoveries … Had his best season in 2016 recording 56 tackles (30 solo), 20.0 tackles for loss and nine sacks … Named to the All-Big Ten first team (media), the first Illinois first-team selection since 2011 … Named to the All-Big Ten honorable mention (coaches) … Tied Simeon Rice (1994) and Moe Gardner (1989) for the fifth-most TFLs in an Illinois season (20.0) … Attended Miami Central High School and was a three-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals and 247Sports … Played in eight games in 2013 totaling 50 tackles, eight TFLs, four sacks, three pass break-ups, one interception returned for a touchdown and one fumble recovery

 

EZRA ROBINSON

CORNERBACK

5-11 189 LBS.

TENNESSEE STATE

SARASOTA, FLORIDA

BORN: FEBRUARY 19, 1994

ACQ: FREE AGENT 2017

EXP: ROOKIE

 

CAREER NOTES: Started career at Michigan State before playing three years at Tennessee State … Started all 11 games in 2016, recording 42 tackles (31 solo), five INTs and 13 passes defensed … Offered and accepted an invitation to play in the 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl … 2016 STATS FCS Second Team All-American … Earned Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week (11/16) for his play against Eastern Kentucky where he intercepted two passes, returning one 94 yards for a touchdown, which was the fifth longest in TSU history … Four-year starter for Booker High School in Sarasota, Fla where he was a 2011 Class 4A first-team all-state selection by the Associated Press and Sarasota Herald-Tribune … Ranked among the nation’s top cornerbacks by Rivals.com (No. 52) and ESPN.com (No. 72)

 

KENNETH WALKER

WIDE RECEIVER

5-9 188 LBS.

UCLA

RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA

BORN: APRIL 1, 1994

ACQ: FREE AGENT 2017

EXP: ROOKIE

 

CAREER NOTES: Caught 44 passes for 911 yards and seven touchdowns in Bruins career … In 2016 he posted 22 catches for 365 yards and four TDs … Averaged 25.7 yards per catch in 2015 … Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.30 and 4.29 seconds at UCLA’s Pro Day … Missed the 2013 season due to injury and was granted a medical redshirt … Played two varsity seasons at Kennedy HS and saw action at RB, WR, P, kick returner and QB during his prep career ... Three-star ranking according to scout.com ... Scout's No. 38 running back in the nation … Also lettered in track ... Was a state finalist in the hurdles in grades 10-12 ... Best track times - 110H 13.73, 100m 10.84, 300mH 38.01

 

 

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