The Jacksonville Jaguars today signed defensive end Eddie Freeman and resigned running back David Allen to contracts and placed fifth-year defensive lineman Rob Meier on injured reserve with an ankle fracture.
Freeman, 26, spent two seasons in Kansas City after being drafted in the second round (43rd overall pick) of the 2002 NFL Draft out of Alabama-Birmingham. He played in 20 games with 39 tackles, four sacks and two passes defensed. The 6-5, 315-pounder played both defensive end and defensive tackle. He was waived by Kansas City on Sept. 5 and has spent the season out of football.
Allen, 26, played in 14 games for the Jaguars in 2003 replacing Jermaine Lewis as the Jaguars' main kick returner. The 5-9, 195-pound running back returned 41 kickoffs for 831 yards and 27 punts for 324 yards. He also added six receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown. He had been released by Jacksonville on Sept. 5.
Meier played in 11 games, starting eight at defensive end this season. The 6-5, 293-pound lineman recorded 33 tackles, nine quarterback pressures and a half sack. He had played in 75 consecutive games since being drafted in the seventh round of the 2000 NFL draft.