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Jaguars sign Christie

The Jacksonville Jaguars today signed veteran free agent placekicker Steve Christie to a contract. The 14-year veteran spent the previous three seasons with San Diego.

Christie, 36, has played for three different NFL teams including Tampa Bay, Buffalo and San Diego before signing with the Jaguars. The 6-0, 195-pound kicker was with the Chargers from 2001 to 2003, playing in 37 games and converting 42 of 57 field goals (73.7 percent). He missed 11 games in 2001 which are his only games missed in his career.

In nine seasons in Buffalo from 1992 to 2000, Christie connected on 234 of 299 field goals (78.3 percent) and scored over 100 points in eight of the nine seasons. He also played in Super Bowl XXVII and XXVIII for the Bills. He spent two seasons in Tampa Bay (1990-91), after signing as an undrafted rookie free agent out of William & Mary and converted 38 of 47 field goals (80.9 percent) for the Buccaneers.

In his 14-year career, Christie has played in 213 games and has made 314 of 403 field goals (77.9 percent) with a career-long of 59 yards, and hit on 435 of 440 extra points. He has 1,377 points in his career which ranks 15th all-time in the NFL.

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