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Jaguars Sign Anthony Johnson

The Jacksonville Jaguars today made a change at running back, waiving Chad Dukes and signing veteran Anthony Johnson.

Johnson is a 10-year veteran who has rushed for 2,854 yards and scored 15 touchdowns while playing in 147 games for Indianapolis, the New York Jets, Chicago and Carolina. He is the only 1,000-yard rusher in Panthers' history, having gained 1,120 yards in 1996 under Dom Capers. Johnson, 32, was a second-round draft choice of the Colts in 1990. He did not miss a game the last four seasons and missed only 13 games in his 10 NFL seasons.

The 6-0, 225-pound Johnson is a native of South Bend, Ind. and an honorable mention All-America at Notre Dame. He had been released by the Panthers on August 27 and was out of football the first three weeks of the season. Johnson and his wife, Shelley, have three sons and two daughters.

Dukes had been signed by the Jaguars on September 6 after being waived by the Washington Redskins. He played in one game, carrying twice for two yards against the Bengals last Sunday.

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