Tight end Rich Griffith, safety Monty Grow and linebacker Reggie Clark signed new contracts with the Jaguars today. Terms were not disclosed.
The Jaguars also released two players: safety Thomas Geter, an undrafted rookie from Northern Arizona, and running back Leon Brown. Geter was signed by the Jaguars on April 21, while Brown was injured during last year's training camp and spent the season on injured reserve.
Griffith, 26, started 15 of 16 games played last season, catching 16 passes for 243 yards. He also handled the long-snapping duties for the entire season. A three-year veteran, Griffith joined the Jaguars as a veteran free agent on January 6, 1995. He played for the New England Patriots in 1993.
Grow, 24, played in the first four games of 1995. He made his first NFL start on September 24 against Green Bay and intercepted a pass at the Jaguars' two-yard line on the first drive of the game, but he injured his knee on the play and was lost for the season. A three-year veteran, Grow played for Kansas City in 1994. He joined the Jaguars in the 1995 expansion draft, the 20th player chosen by the team.
Clark, 28, played in five of the six games of 1995 before tearing a ligament in his left knee and missing the remainder of the season. In the Jaguars' first-ever victory on October 1 at Houston, Clark had five tackles and a forced fumble that ended a scoring threat by the Oilers. He joined the Jaguars on January 10, 1995 after playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1994.