The Jacksonville Jaguars today waived rookie offensive tackle
Jarvis Reado and signed linebacker Jamie Baisley.
Reado was signed as an undrafted rookie on April 22 out of the
University of Tennessee, where he was a four-year letterman,
starting 22 games and contributing to the Volunteers' 1998 national
This is Baisley's second stint with the Jaguars. He was with the
team during the 1997 training camp before being waived on August
- Last year he was signed by the Seattle Seahawks on August 5
and waived on August 25. The 25-year-old Baisley (6-2, 246) was a
four-year letterman at the University of Indiana, where he started
21 games from 1993 to '96. He is a native of Glencoe, Ill.
The Jaguars' roster remains at 87 players, with first-round draft
choice Fernando Bryant still a holdout. Of Bryant's holdout, head
coach Tom Coughlin said, "I was aggravated initially because I
thought last weekend, last Thursday, he was ready to come in. But I
have 86 other guys I'm concerned about right now."
The team went through its fourth day of two-a-day practices, with
the morning session in full pads and the afternoon in uppers.
Coughlin commented that, "I don't think they were quite as
aggressive as they need to be. It's going to have to get better. At
the end of the week we'll be going up (to Furman University for
practices with the Falcons on Saturday) and banging with Atlanta,
so we need to be sharp."
Coughlin also commented on the following players:
(on tight end Kyle Brady) "Kyle has looked fine. He has a ways to
go. I think he's still trying to understand what we were asking of
him assignment-wise on many occasions. We're definitely going to
use him in the passing game. That's something he has to be
prepared for. But he's made steady progress. He's had his share of
errors, but he's also had his share of plays."
(on the cornerbacks) "They've played well. I think (Aaron) Beasley
has had a real good camp. Dave Thomas has been very solid, just
like he always is. I noticed this morning that the rookies weren't
quite as good as they've been, but that is normal. Rookies jump out
at you, and then they take a little bit of a step back. But I think the
veteran corners have been playing pretty well. Cordell Taylor gets
your attention now and then. It's a fight for consistency with him.
And Deon Figures has done pretty well. We've used him a lot of
different ways. He's played some safety, played some corner. He's
smart. He picks things up well. He has a lot of instincts. He's a
valuable guy in a lot of different ways, and if he can play safety,
he's all that more valuable."
On Wednesday, the team will practice only at 8:40 a.m., with the
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