The Jaguars today signed tight end Greg Estandia, safety Jamaal Fudge and defensive ends Jeremy Mincey and James Wyche to contracts. All four exclusive rights free agents signed their tender offers.
Estandia, 25, played in his first 10 NFL games last season before ending the season on injured reserve with a shoulder injury suffered in the Jaguars win against Buffalo on Nov. 25. The 6-8, 265-pound tight end caught nine passes for 136 yards with a long of 30 and recorded seven special teams tackles. The second-year pro spend all of the 2006 season on the Jaguars practice squad.
Fudge, a 24-year-old Jacksonville native, played in a career-high 14 games and saw action in both playoff games last season. The 5-9, 196-pound safety recorded 10 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. The third-year pro added 10 special teams tackles. He was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2006 out of Clemson.
Mincey, 24, played in six regular season games and played in both playoff games last season. The 6-3, 265-pound defensive end recorded 12 tackles and one sack. The second-year veteran was originally selected by New England in the sixth round of the 2006 draft out of Florida. He has also spent time with San Francisco.
Wyche, 25, spent his second consecutive season on injured reserve after suffering a groin injury in the preseason last year. The 6-5, 275-pound defensive end was originally selected in the seventh round of the 2006 draft out of Syracuse. The third-year veteran spent 10 weeks on the practice squad in 2006.