The Jacksonville Jaguars today signed running back Steve Lee to the practice squad and terminated WR Donnell Baker from the practice squad.
Lee, 23, was drafted in the sixth round of the 1997 draft by the Baltimore Ravens. After being waived on the final roster reductions, he was signed to the practice squad by the Green Bay Packers, where he spent the first four weeks of the season. In his four years at Indiana, he started 32 games as a blocking back, leading the way for RB Alex Smith to have two 1,000 yard seasons. As a junior he was named Academic All-American and All-Big Ten Conference. Lee, 6-0, 265, is a native of Indianapolis, Ind.
Baker, 23, was signed to the Jaguars practice squad on September 24 after spending the 1997 training camp with the St Louis Rams. He was a seventh round draft pick (193rd overall) of the Carolina Panthers in 1996 who spent 16 weeks on the team's practice squad before being elevated to the active roster for the final game, although he was inactive. Baker caught 40 passes for 632 yards and five TDs as a senior at Southern after transferring from Southwestern Louisiana. He is a native of Baton Rouge, La.