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Jaguars add Polk to personnel staff


JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars have added to their personnel staff.

DeJuan Polk, a member of the Atlanta Falcons' personnel staff for the past decade, has joined the Jaguars as assistant director of pro personnel. The Jaguars announced the hiring Tuesday afternoon.

Polk, who spent this past season as the Falcons' pro personnel coordinator, spent 2012-14 as the Falcons' director of pro scouting. In that position, he was responsible for scouting all professional leagues – including 15 NFL teams – as well as advance scouting.

"I had the pleasure of working with DeJuan in Atlanta from 2008-2012 and know firsthand what he can bring to an organization," Jaguars General Manager Dave Caldwell said in a statement. "As a former player and coach, he has a unique eye for talent and will be a valuable asset for our personnel department.

"I'm excited for Dejuan and his wife, Katrina, and we expect him to be involved right away as we enter free agency."

Polk in 2008 served as a college scout for the Falcons, covering the Midwest Region and conferences such as the Big Ten and the MAC. He began his tenure in Atlanta in 2006 as a pro personnel assistant, coordinating free agent workouts, maintaining the "short-list" and scouting future opponents.

Polk played defensive tackle for Clemson from 1999-2003, serving as defensive tackles coach at South Carolina State in 2005.

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