The Jacksonville Jaguars today signed safety Donovin Darius to the franchise one-year tender contract. Darius had previously been tagged as the club's franchise player on Feb. 20. Restricted free agent linebacker Bobby Brooks also agreed to terms with the Jaguars.
Darius, a 1998 first round draft pick by the Jaguars out of Syracuse, has led the secondary in each of his first four NFL seasons. He was named first alternate to the Pro Bowl in 2002. He is the second-leading all-time tackler in Jaguars history.
Darius is the second franchise player ever tagged by the Jaguars (Tony Brackens received the franchise tag in 2000).
Brooks, a third-year veteran out of Fresno State, played in three games for the Jaguars in 2002 recording a special teams tackle and recovered an onsides kick.