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DON DAVEY TO MISS REST OF SEASON

The Jacksonville Jaguars today placed defensive tackle Don Davey on injured reserve and re-signed defensive tackle Jose White. Davey, 29, suffered an injury to his right knee in the Jaguars' 24-10 win over Kansas City on Sunday.

Davey underwent an MRI on Sunday night and then had a diagnostic arthroscopy this morning, which revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Reconstructive knee surgery was performed by Dr. Stephen Lucie at Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute and Davey was placed on injured reserve. He will be out for the remainder of the season.

Davey is the only defensive player to play in all 45 Jaguars games (regular season and postseason). He started all 10 games this year and ranked fifth on the team with 54 tackles - tops among the defensive linemen - and had three sacks and two forced fumbles. Davey is the third defensive tackle to be placed on injured reserve this season, joining veterans John Jurkovic and Kelvin Pritchett.

White, 24, spent the final four games of 1996 and the '97 training camp with the Jaguars until being waived on August 19 in the cut to 60 players. He was with three other teams in 1996 in addition to the Jaguars (Vikings, Jets and Saints). The 6-3, 274-pound White was a seventh-round draft choice by Minnesota in 1995, spending the first three weeks on the team's roster and the remainder of the season on the practice squad. A native of Washington D.C., White was a three-year starter at Howard.

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