The Jacksonville Jaguars signed free agent quarterbacks Todd Bouman and Patrick Ramsey to contracts today. To make room on the roster, the club waived fourth-year safety Gerald Alexander and rookie linebacker Jacob Cutrera.
Bouman, 6-2, 226, had been signed by the Jaguars on September 21 and served as the backup quarterback for two games before he was released on October 5. He is in his 11th NFL season and has played in 42 games with six starts with Minnesota and New Orleans. Bouman spent four weeks on the Jaguars' roster in 2007 after an injury to David Garrard and also spent time in the club's 2008 and 2009 training camps. He was signed by Baltimore prior to the 2008 season-opener and spent the entire season with the Ravens, where he dressed but did not play as the third quarterback for the final 10 weeks including the postseason.
Bouman's career totals include 129 of 230 passing for 1,683 yards with 11 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He started three games in 2001 for Minnesota and three games in 2005 with New Orleans.
Ramsey, a former first-round draft pick of the Washington Redskins in 2002, has spent time with the Redskins (2002-05), the New York Jets (2006), Denver Broncos (2007-08), Tennessee Titans (2009), Detroit Lions (2009) and New Orleans Saints (2010). He spent the 2010 preseason with the Saints before he was waived in final cuts.
Ramsey, 6-2, 225, has played in 37 games over eight seasons and completed 511 of 913 passes for 5,930 yards with 35 touchdowns and 30 interceptions for a 74.9 passer rating. He has posted a 10-14 record in his 24 career starts.
In 2009 Ramsey had stints with the Titans and Lions but did not play in a regular season game. He was inactive as the third quarterback for one game with the Titans and was active but did not play in another game before he was released. He signed with the Lions on Dec. 26 and was inactive as the third quarterback for the final two regular season games. His last action in a regular season game came Oct. 20, 2008 as a member of the Broncos when he completed two of three passes for 19 yards before suffering a season-ending elbow injury. He opened the season as the starter for the Redskins in 2005 on Sept. 11 against Chicago but was forced to leave the game with an injury in his last start.
A native of Ruston, La., Ramsey started 32 games at Tulane and finished his career with 72 touchdown passes. He set school records for career completions (798), attempts (1,355), passing yards (9,205) and touchdowns. He graduated cum laude with a double degree in accounting and finance. He and his wife, Virginia, have two daughters, Virginia Ellen and Jane Margaret.
Bouman will wear number 4 and Ramsey will wear number 7.