The Jacksonville Jaguars today signed first-year linebacker Joe Pawelek and rookie tight end Schuylar Oordt to the practice squad.
Pawelek, 6-2, 237, spent the 2010 season with the Seattle after signing as a rookie free agent. He played in one game for the Seahawks as a rookie and was waived on final cuts on July 29, 2011. A native of San Antonio, he was a four-year starter at Baylor and finished his career with 422 tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. He was a two-time All-America and Academic All-America selection. He ranked second in school history in tackles, trailing only Mike Singletary (662).
Oordt, 6-7, 246, signed with St. Louis as a rookie free agent in 2011 and was waived on August 28. Oordt was a four-year letterman at Northern Iowa where he played in 51 games and totaled 66 receptions for 1,229 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Oordt is a native of Parkersburg, Iowa, the same hometown as Jaguars center Brad Meester. Oordt attended Aplington-Parkersburg High School his first two years before he transferred to Cedar Falls High School. Both Meester and Jaguars defensive end Aaron Kampman attended Aplington-Parkersburg.