DT Kennedy joins Jaguars

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The Jaguars have added defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy to their roster, following the Chicago Bears' decision not to match the contract offer the Jaguars had made to Kennedy.

Kennedy, 6-4, 320, was the 12th overall pick of the 2003 draft by the St. Louis Rams. His best season was in 2006 when he started all 16 games and recorded a career-high 55 tackles (32 solo), one sack, one pass-defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. He played briefly with the Broncos and Bears last season. The Broncos had traded for Kennedy in June.

The Bears could've retained Kennedy by matching the Jaguars offer of a $50,000 signing bonus and minimum-wage salary ($605,000).

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