The Jacksonville Jaguars today placed tight end Rich Griffith on injured reserved and signed safety Tawambi Settles off Green Bay's practice squad.
Griffith, who is one of only five Jaguars who have played in every game in the team's history, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the first quarter of last Sunday's game in Denver. He will now miss the remainder of the season. Griffith also served as the team's deep snapper; Donovin Darius has assumed those duties.
Settles, 23, was signed as an undrafted rookie by the Detroit Lions on April 27. He was waived in the cut to 60 players on August 25 and signed to Green Bay's practice squad on September 1. Settles played safety at Duke from 1994 to '96 before switching to cornerback last season. He finished his collegiate career with 262 tackles, 18 passes defensed and five interceptions. He also blocked eight extra points or field goals. His blocked extra point return for a two-point conversion return was a finalist at the ESPYs for the College Football Player of the Year in 1995. Settles was an All-State selection at The McCallie School in his native Chattanooga, Tenn.
Griffith is the sixth player to go on injured reserve this season. The remaining four players who have played in every Jaguars game are TE Pete Mitchell, WR Jimmy Smith, PK Mike Hollis and P Bryan Barker.