The Jacksonville Jaguars today placed defensive tackle Seth Payne on injured reserve and signed tight end/long-snapper Troy Sadowski, a nine-year veteran.
Payne re-injured his left shoulder in last Sunday's victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The injury, which occurred twice before during this season, caused him to miss four games this year (games 3, 4, 7 and 8). Payne played in six games this season with one start, making 13 tackles (five solo) and four QB pressures. In 1997, he started the final five regular-season games as a rookie fourth-round draft pick out of Cornell. For the season, he played in 12 games, making 32 tackles.
Sadowski, 32, is joining his sixth NFL team since being drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the sixth round of the 1989 draft out of Georgia. In eight seasons, he has played in 96 games with two starts, making 23 receptions for 152 yards (6.6-yard average) and no touchdowns. In 1997 he played in seven games with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was placed on injured reserve by the Steelers on August 30, 1998 and was released from the injured list with an injury settlement on October 20. Sadowski played in four bowl games and earned All-SEC honors as a senior at the University of Georgia. He was born in Atlanta, Ga., and currently resides in Woodstock, Ga. with his wife and two children.