The Jacksonville Jaguars signed rookie defensive tackle Nate Collins from the New York Giants practice squad today and placed veteran defensive end Aaron Kampman on injured reserve. Kampman suffered a knee injury during practice on Thursday. The Jaguars also added second-year defensive tackle Dre Moore to the practice squad.
Collins, 6-2, 296, signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted rookie this year and spent the first nine weeks of the season on their practice squad. He was a four-year letterman at Virginia where he was a teammate of Jaguars 2009 first-round draft pick Eugene Monroe.
Collins, 22, was a first-team All-ACC selection in 2009 after producing a career-high 76 tackles, six sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss. He twice earned ACC Defensive Player of the Week honors in his final season. He saw action at seven different positions – FB, TB, TE, WR, DT, LB, QB – during his career at King & Low-Heywood Thomas High School in Stamford, Conn. He also lettered in football and basketball.
Moore, 6-4, 305, was a fourth-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008 and played in seven games for the club in 2009. He spent time on and off the Bucs practice squad the last two seasons before he was waived during final cuts on Sept. 4. A native of Charlotte, N.C., Moore played at Maryland where he earned first-team All-ACC honors as a senior. He attended Independence High School but did not start playing organized football until his junior year.
Collins will wear jersey number 98 while Moore will be number 99.