The Jaguars made several roster moves today, placing guard Vince Manuwai on injured reserve, signing veteran free agent offensive linemen Milford Brown and Chad Slaughter, and waiving rookie cornerback Isaiah Gardner. The Jaguars also waived offensive tackle Cliff Louis from the practice squad.
Manuwai, 28, suffered an ACL injury in his right knee in the game at Tennessee on Sunday. The 6-2, 329-pound guard has been a mainstay on the offensive line while starting 78 of his 79 career games. The sixth-year veteran was originally a third round draft choice by the Jaguars in 2003.
Brown, 28, signed with Carolina as an unrestricted free agent on March 28, 2008 but was released in final cuts on August 30. The 6-5, 330-pound guard has started 43 of his 48 career games while playing with Houston, Arizona and St. Louis. The seventh year veteran was originally drafted by Houston in the sixth round of the supplemental draft on September 27, 2002 out of Florida State. He will wear jersey No. 64.
Slaughter, 30, signed with Baltimore on July 31, 2008 but was released on August 30 in final cuts. The 6-8, 340-pound offensive tackle spent five seasons with the Oakland Raiders (2001-06) after spending his rookie season in 2000 with the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets. All of his 43 career games and seven starts were in Oakland. The fifth-year veteran originally signed with Dallas as an undrafted rookie out of Alcorn State. He will wear jersey No. 68.