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Jaguars sign Bolden

The Jacksonville Jaguars today signed veteran cornerback Juran Bolden to a contract. Bolden was an unrestricted free agent who played for the Atlanta Falcons in 2003.

Bolden, 29, played and started in the final eight games of the year in 2003 after being placed on the Physically Unable to Perform List for the first half of the season with a torn patella tendon, which he suffered in a 2002 playoff game at Philadelphia. The 6-2, 207-pounder tallied 29 tackles, two passes defensed, a forced fumble and a blocked punt last season. He recorded a team-high three interceptions including a 41-yard touchdown return.

The seventh-year veteran was originally the Falcons' fourth-round draft choice out of Mississippi Delta in 1996. He played three seasons in Atlanta before splitting time in Green Bay, Carolina and Kansas City in 1998 and 1999. After a two-year stint in the CFL with the Winnepeg Bluebombers from 2000-01, he was re-signed by the Falcons in 2002.

With the addition of Bolden, the Jaguars now have 67 players under contract.

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