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TRANSACTIONS: Originally drafted in the sixth round (168th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by Minnesota … Suspended for four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing drugs on 8/1/13 … Suspension lifted on 9/30/13 … Waived by Minnesota on 10/01/13 … Signed by Jacksonville to the practice squad on 10/3/13 … Promoted to the active roster by Jacksonville on 10/8/13 ... Waived by Jacksonville on 11/4/13 ... Signed by Jacksonville to the practice squad on 11/6/13.
PRO: Third-year offensive lineman has yet to play in an NFL game … Spent the previous two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings … Spent his entire rookie season (2011) on the 53-man active roster, but was inactive for all 16 games … Missed the 2012 season with torn pectoral muscle … Played four season at Arkansas seeing action at guard and tackle.
2013: Promoted to the Jaguars active roster on 10/8 following season-ending injury to Luke Joeckel, after being signed to the practice squad on 10/3 … Spent the preseason with the Minnesota Vikings ... Was inactive on 10/13 at DEN, 10/20 vs. SD and 10/27 vs. SF ...
2012: Missed the season with a torn pectoral muscle.
2011: Was on the active 53-man roster for the entire season but was inactive for all 16 games.
COLLEGE: Four-year letterman … Named team captain for the final two seasons … Earned All-SEC first-team honors as a senior after moving to LT … Played in 45 games with 37 starts during his career, including 26 consecutive starts to conclude his career … Of his 37 starts, 26 came at tackle and 11 at guard … Started all 13 games as a junior for an offense that led the SEC in scoring offense (36.0) … As a sophomore, started eight of 11 games at RG … As a freshman, played in eight games and started the final three games of the season … Redshirted the 2006 season … Majored in kinesiology.
PERSONAL: Attended David W. Carter High School (Dallas, Tex.) where he played guard and tackle for coach Allen Wilson … Teammates with 49ers WR Michael Crabtree … Led team to an 11-1 record as a senior and a berth into the state tournament.