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JAGUARS ACTIVATE SPICER FROM PRACTICE SQUAD

The Jacksonville Jaguars have activated defensive end Paul Spicer from the practice squad to the 53-man roster to fill a vacancy that was created yesterday when tight end Greg DeLong was released. The Jaguars also signed defensive end Jomo Cousins from Florida A&M to their practice squad.

Spicer, 25, is a second-year player who spent training camp with the Detroit Lions before being waived on August 22. He spent portions of the 1999 season both on Detroit's active roster and the practice squad, appearing in two games. In 1998, he signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted rookie but was cut during training camp and played for the Saskatchewan Rough Riders of the CFL. He played collegiately at Saginaw Valley State, where he set the school record with 21.5 quarterback sacks. The 6-4, 271-pound Spicer will wear jersey No. 95.

Cousins, 26, split the 1998 season on the Arizona Cardinals' practice squad and 53-man roster after being drafted in the seventh round. He was waived by Arizona in the final cuts in 1999 and out of football last year. This season, the 6-5, 290-pound Cousins was in the New York Giants' training camp before being waived on August 27.

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