The Jacksonville Jaguars added three players to their roster today, signing free agent offensive tackle Adam Terry and cornerback Terrence Wheatley and activating wide receiver John Matthews from the practice squad. To make room on the roster, the club released quarterback Todd Bouman, defensive tackle Landon Cohen and offensive tackle Erik Pears.
Terry, 6-8, 335, has played in 50 career games with 18 starts in five seasons at right tackle. He was a second-round draft pick of the Baltimore Ravens in 2005 and has also spent time with Indianapolis and San Diego. He has played in four postseason games, all with the Ravens. Terry, 28, played in two games for the Chargers in 2010 before he was released on November 4. He was a four-year letterman at Syracuse and was a first-team All-Big East selection as a senior right tackle. He is a native of Glens Falls, New York and attended Queensbury High School.
Wheatley, 5-9, 185, spent the past three seasons with the New England Patriots where he played in 11 games with one start. He was a second-round draft pick of the Patriots in 2008. Wheatley, 25, was inactive for six games with the Patriots in 2010 and dressed but did not play in one game. He played in five games in 2009 and finished with two tackles on defense and three special teams tackles.
A native of Plano, Texas, Wheatley was a four-year starter at Colorado where he finished with 14 career interceptions. He attended Plano East High School where he played football and also starred on the track and field team. He was the Texas Relay champion in the triple jump as a junior.
Matthews, 6-0, 200, spent the preseason with the Jaguars before he was waived during final cuts and signed to the practice squad. He was activated to the 53-man roster for the season-opener against Denver and played but did not record a reception. He has spent the past seven weeks on the practice squad. Matthews, 24, was originally signed by the Colts as a rookie free agent in 2009 and he spent the majority of that season on the Colts practice squad. He was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars on July 21. The former San Diego standout finished his collegiate career with 195 receptions for 3,615 yards and 50 touchdowns.
Wheatley will wear jersey number 20 while Terry will wear number 79. Matthews will remain number 17.