The Jacksonville Jaguars today assigned three players to play in the World League this spring. The players are: wide receiver Kendricke Bullard, defensive end Jose White and quarterback Steve Taneyhill, who was signed to a contract by the team today.
Bullard played in 13 games in 1996, finishing second on the team with 15 tackles on special teams. He also returned seven kickoffs for 157 yards (22.4 average). Bullard joined the team prior to the start of the regular season after spending training camp with the Dallas Cowboys. He spent the first three weeks on the Jaguars' practice squad.
White spent the final three weeks of the 1996 regular season and the postseason on the Jaguars' active roster, although he did not appear in any games. He was signed off the New Orleans Saints' practice squad and was previously on the New York Jets' practice squad last season after spending training camp with the Minnesota Vikings. With Minnesota in 1995, he was inactive for the first three games of the season and spent the remainder of the season on the team's practice squad.
Taneyhill was originally signed by the Jaguars as an undrafted rookie on April 25. The former University of South Carolina star went to training camp with the team but was waived on August 19 in the cut to 60 players.
NFL teams are allowed an exemption to their 80-man rosters for each player they assign to the World League until rosters are reduced to 60 players in August.