The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed offensive tackle Mark Baniewicz to a contract. Baniewicz was selected by the Jaguars as the last of their five picks in the seventh round round of the April 15-16 draft and was the 247th pick overall. Length and terms of the contract are not disclosed.
Baniewicz was the second of two offensive tackles drafted by the Jaguars this year, joining Joe Chustz, and he will compete for a backup role behind Tony Boselli and Leon Searcy. He was a four-year letterman and two-year starter at Syracuse, and he played in the Senior Bowl in January.
With the signing of Baniewicz, the Jaguars now have signed seven of 11 draft choices and have 77 players under contract. Still to be signed are four draft choices (R. Jay Soward, Kiwaukee Thomas, Emanuel Smith and Danny Clark) and defensive end Tony Brackens, who was designated as a franchise player.