Tony Boselli, the Jacksonville Jaguars' All-Pro offensive tackle,
was placed on the injured reserve list today, ending his fifth season
with the team. Boselli suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in
his right knee in the third quarter of Sunday's 24-7 win against the
Cincinnati Bengals. The victory gave the Jaguars their second
consecutive AFC Central division title as well as the top seed for
the AFC playoffs.
Boselli has been a starter for a team-record 71 of the 72 games in
which he has played the past five seasons. He has missed just eight
games because of injury, and had played in all six of the Jaguars'
postseason games the last three seasons. The 6-7, 319-pound
Boselli has been voted to each of the last four Pro Bowls after
allowing just nine sacks in his five-year career.
Boselli, 27, was the first player ever drafted by the Jaguars. He was
selected with the second choice overall in 1995 out of Southern
California. Boselli's roster spot is expected to be filled with a roster
move on Wednesday.
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