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The Jacksonville Jaguars today placed safety Monty Grow on injured reserve. Grow suffered a shin contusion in practice on July 31 and did not play in either of the first two preseason games. By league rules, he may not return to play for the Jaguars during the 1996 season.

Grow, 24, was acquired by the Jaguars in the 1995 expansion draft. He played in the first four games of last season, starting the Green Bay game until suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee after making an interception. He was placed on injured reserve and missed the remainder of the season.

The Jaguars also released rookie offensive lineman David Bailey today. Bailey, 23, from James Madison, had been signed on July 30. He saw limited action in only one of the two preseason games.

The Jaguars' roster now stands at 79. All 30 NFL teams must reduce their roster to 60 players by 4:00 p.m. next Tuesday.


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