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Greene signs with Jaguars


JACKSONVILLE – Another day, another rookie signing.

With next week's organized team activities fast approaching, the Jaguars on Monday continued to move closer to having signed their entire 2015 rookie class.

Rashad Greene, a wide receiver from Florida State University, signed his rookie contract with the Jaguars around 2:30 Monday afternoon at EverBank Field, becoming the sixth rookie in the last week to sign with the organization.

The Jaguars have signed six of the eight rookies they selected in the April 30-May 2 2015 NFL Draft.

"It's a pretty cool feeling," Greene said. "I'm definitely not a guy who shows a lot of emotion, so you probably can't tell right now, but I'm definitely excited. This is just a new chapter in my life that I've been looking forward to a long time."

Greene (5-feet-11, 182 pounds), a fifth-round selection and the No. 139 selection overall, joined first-round defensive end Dante Fowler Jr., fourth-round safety James Sample, sixth-round selection Michael Bennett, seventh-round wide receiver Neal Sterling and seventh-round tight end Ben Koyack as selections signing with the Jaguars thus far this offseason.

Greene, originally projected as a possibly second-to-third-round selection, said the round in which he was selected mattered little compared to the team selecting him.

"That's all that matters," Greene said. "None of that stuff even fazed me. I'm at a place I wanted to be. I took an official visit here and definitely could see myself here, so God definitely answered my prayer.

"I don't care how he answered it; whether it was undrafted or first- or second- (round), he put me here for a reason."

Greene, a three-year starter and four-year letterman for Florida State, started 43 games for the Seminoles. He caught 270 passes in 51 games for 3,830 yards and 29 touchdowns and also returned 38 career punts for a 12.2-yard average and two touchdowns.

Greene, who is expected to play mostly a slot receiver role and who also could return punts for the Jaguars, caught 76 passes for 1,128 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior and 99 passes for 1,365 yards and seven touchdowns this past season.

Greene was a two-time first-team All-Atlantic Coast selection, and was named second-team All-America by the Associated Press and as a senior. He also was a team captain each of the past two seasons.

Fowler signed Tuesday, with Sample and Sterling signing Wednesday and Koyack signing Thursday. Bennett signed last Friday.

Greene's signing leaves two Jaguars 2015 draft selections unsigned: running back T.J. Yeldon (second round) and offensive guard A.J. Cann (third round).

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