The Jacksonville Jaguars re-signed tight end Richard Angulo to a contract today and placed tight ends George Wrighster and Greg Estandia on injured reserve. Wrighster injured his knee and Estandia injured his shoulder in Sunday's win over Buffalo. The Jaguars also claimed linebacker Leon Joe off waivers from Buffalo.
Angulo, 26, was originally signed with the Jaguars on May 21 and played in all four preseason games with two receptions for 24 yards. The 6-8, 283-pound tight end spent the final five weeks of the 2006 season on the practice squad with the Chicago Bears after signing on November 28. He was originally drafted by St. Louis in the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft out of Western New Mexico. He saw action in six games as a rookie in 2003 before being placed on injured reserve for all of 2004 with a preseason injury. The third-year veteran signed with Minnesota in 2005 and caught one pass for 11 yards in two games. He will wear jersey No. 85.
Joe, 26, played in four games this season for the Bills and recorded four special teams tackles. The 6-1, 235-pound linebacker was waived by Buffalo on November 23 after being signed on September 13, 2007. He was originally drafted by Chicago in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft out of Maryland. He has played in 32 career games with one start with Chicago, Arizona and Buffalo. He will wear jersey No. 55.
Wrighster, 26, had started six of his 11 games this season and had 17 receptions for 123 yards and one touchdown. The fifth-year tight end had started 25 of his 61 career games for the Jaguars after being selected in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft out of Oregon. He has 92 career receptions for 815 yards and nine touchdowns.
Estandia, 25, had played in 10 games this season with nine receptions for 136 yards. The 6-8, 265-pound tight end had been signed by the Jaguars in 2006 to the practice squad. The first-year pro was originally an undrafted rookie free agent by Cincinnati out of UNLV.