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Jaguars Sign Carney; Release Reyes

The Jacksonville Jaguars today signed 18-year veteran placekicker John Carney and released guard Tutan Reyes. Carney spent the last six seasons with the New Orleans Saints before being released on April 5.

Carney, 43, played in all 16 games for the Saints last season and played in both postseason contests against Philadelphia and Chicago. The 5-11, 185-pound placekicker connected on 23 of 25 field goals (92 percent) and 46 of 47 extra points for 115 points. His percentage tied for third in the NFL and his total points tied for ninth.

The 18th-year veteran has played in 261 career games after being signed by Cincinnati as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Notre Dame in 1987. The West Palm Beach, Fla. native has connected on 413 of 505 career field goals (81.8 percent) and has scored 1,749 career points. He has played with Tampa Bay, the Los Angeles Rams, San Diego and New Orleans. He will wear jersey No. 1.

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