The Jacksonville Jaguars signed rookie wide receiver John Broussard to a contract. Broussard was drafted with the Jaguars' first of three picks in the seventh round, and was one of 11 players selected by the Jaguars in the 2007 NFL Draft in April. He joins Brian Smith, Josh Gattis, Uche Nwaneri and Adam Podlesh as the first Jaguars draft picks to sign a contract.
Broussard, 23, was the 229th overall selection in the draft. The 6-1, 176-pound wide receiver played in 41 career games at San Jose State and recorded 103 receptions for 1,566 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also saw time as the kickoff returner and tallied 72 career returns for 1,546 yards (21.5 yard average) and one touchdown. The Kingwood, Texas native played at San Jose State along with current Jaguars special teams assistant Tom Williams, who was the Spartans' co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.
The Jaguars will return to the practice fields when training camp begins on Saturday, July 28.