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Jaguars Make Roster Moves

The Jaguars today made several roster moves including placing second-year punter Adam Podlesh on injured reserve after suffering a knee injury in last Sunday's loss to Minnesota and signed veteran free agent punter Steve Weatherford. The Jaguars also activated tight end George Wrighster and defensive lineman Jeremy Mincey off the Physically Unable to Perform list and waived cornerback Omare Lowe.

The Jaguars waived tight end Chris Brown from the practice squad and replaced his spot with center Tim Mattran, who was originally signed by Minnesota as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Stanford.

Weatherford, 25, played in two games with Kansas City after being claimed off waivers from New Orleans on Oct. 20. The 6-3, 215-pounder played in the first seven games for the Saints this season and the previous two seasons after being signed as an undrafted rookie in 2006 out of Illinois. He has played in 41 career games with the two teams and has 178 punts for 7,732 yards with a 43.4 gross average and 45 punts downed inside the 20-yard line. He will wear jersey No. 6.

Podlesh had played in 11 games this season and had 46 punts for 1,989 yards with a 43.2 gross average and 36.6 net average. The second year pro had played in 27 consecutive games after being selected in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

Mincey and Wrighster had spent the first 12 weeks on the PUP list with a wrist and knee injury respectively. Lowe played in five games for the Jaguars after being signed on Sept. 24. The seventh-year veteran recorded three special teams tackles.

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