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Jaguars Release Whitted, Activate Wesley from Practice Squad

The Jacksonville Jaguars have released wide receiver Alvis Whitted and replaced him on the roster with linebacker Joe Wesley.

Whitted is a four-year veteran who played in 57 games with four starts since being drafted in the

seventh round in 1998. He has career totals of 17 receptions for 215 yards and three touchdowns, as well as touchdowns on a blocked punt and a kickoff return.

Wesley, 25, was in training camp with the team and was waived in the final cuts. He was re-signed on October 5, played in the Seattle game, then waived on October 11. The 6-1, 234-pound Wesley was signed to the practice squad on October 22 and then waived on November 21, then re-signed on November 28. He played in eight games for the San Francisco 49ers in 1999. He will wear jersey No. 50.

The Jaguars also signed tight end Tevita Ofahengaue to their practice squad. A seventh-round draft choice of the Arizona Cardinals this year, Ofahengaue was a three-year starter at Brigham Young. He was the last pick in the 2001 NFL draft, earning the notoriety of "Mr. Irrelevant." He will wear jersey No. 48. (last name pronounced: O-fah-hay-NOW-way)

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