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JAGUARS SIGN 10 PLAYERS - FOUR ARE FROM 1998 PRACTICE SQUAD

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed 10 players, four who were

members of the team's practice squad last season and six free

agents.

Re-signed were DT James Clyburn, WR Damon Dunn, CB Heron

O'Neal and TE Mark Thomas. Clyburn and Dunn were on the

practice squad the entire 1998 season, while Thomas was a member

for 16 weeks and O'Neal for the final week. All four players were

undrafted rookies who spent the '98 training camp and preseason

with the team.

The new additions are: FB Matt Calhoun, C Dave Kempfert, PK

Steve Lindsey, LB Jason Nevadomsky, TE Cam Quayle and G

Steve Ingram.

Calhoun, 25, is a 6-0, 250-pounder who spent 1998 out of football.

He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Giants

in 1997 and waived during training camp. He started at fullback for

Ohio State in 1996. He is a native of Heath, Ohio.

Kempfert, 24, spent most of the 1997 season on the Seattle

Seahawks' practice squad and was with the St. Louis Rams for the

1998 preseason before being waived on August 25 in the cut to 60.

He was a two-time All-Conference selection at the University of

Montana. The 6-4, 295-pound Kempfert is a native of Missoula, Mt.

Lindsey, 24, was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted

free agent last year but was waived on July 15 before training camp

opened. The 6-0, 170-pound Lindsey kicked for the University of

Mississippi for three seasons, hitting on 23 of 26 extra points and 9

of 18 field goals. He is a native of Hattiesburg, Miss.

Nevadomsky, 23, was waived by the New York Giants on the final

cuts in 1998 after being signed as an undrafted rookie. He was

first-team All-State at Fullerton College in his native Fullerton, Calif.

The 6-2, 240-pound Nevadomsky started at defensive end at UCLA

in 1995, missed all of 1996 with a shoulder injury and was a key

reserve in '97.

Quayle, 26, was dubbed 'Mr. Irrelevant" after being made the final

choice of the 1998 draft (241st overall) by the Baltimore Ravens.

He spent the '98 preseason with Baltimore and was waived on

August 25. Quayle was a four-year letterman at Weber State,

finishing as the fifth-most-productive receiver in school history with

149 catches for 1,414 yards and 10 touchdowns. He served a

two-year mission for the Mormon Church in 1992 and '93 during his

college career. The 6-7, 255-pound Quayle is a native of Ogden,

Utah.

Ingram, 27, is a four-year veteran who spent the final four weeks of

1998 on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice squad. He was a

seventh-round draft choice of the Buccaneers in 1995, appearing in

one game as a rookie. In 1996, he was waived during training camp

and re-signed by Tampa Bay for the final six games, although he

was inactive every week. He spent the 1997 season on injured

reserve with a broken right leg suffered in training camp. The 6-4,

315-pound Ingram was All-Conference for two years at the

University of Maryland and is a native of Greenbelt, Md.

Jaguars linebacker Kevin Hardy has been named one of NFL

Films' 1998 "Unsung Heroes" and will be featured this week on

"NFL Films Presents - Looking Back", which airs several times this

week on ESPN and ESPN2. Hardy is one of six NFL players

named the unsung heroes of the 1998 season.

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