The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed middle linebacker Chester
Burnett, who played for the Washington Redskins in 1998. He
replaces Tom McManus, who was placed on injured reserve
yesterday with a foot injury.
Burnett was waived by the Redskins in the final cuts on September
- He was a seventh-round draft choice of the Minnesota Vikings in
1998 and waived before the start of the season. He was signed to
Washington's practice squad and then activated to the 53-man
roster for the final five games of the season, playing both linebacker
and on special teams, where he made two tackles. The 5-10,
238-pound Burnett was a four-year latterman at the University of
Arizona, where he was second-team All-Conference as a junior and
senior. Burnett, 24, is a native of Denver.
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