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JAGUARS SIGN ED BRADY, A LINEBACKER/LONG SNAPPER

The Jacksonville Jaguars today signed Ed Brady, a 13-year veteran linebacker and long snapper who has played for the Rams, Bengals and Buccaneers. To make room for Brady, the team waived placekicker Craig Fayak. The team's roster remains at 82 players.

Considered one of the best long snappers in the NFL, Brady has played in 188 regular-season games and seven playoff games. He has not missed a non-strike game in his 12 seasons. Brady, 34, was originally drafted out of Illinois by the Rams in the eighth round (215th overall) of the 1984 draft.

Brady will replace tight end Rich Griffith as the Jaguars' long snapper. Griffith suffered a shoulder separation during practice on Monday and is out indefinitely.

Fayak was signed as a first-year free agent on April 15. He missed his only field goal attempt, a 52-yarder, last Friday against the New York Giants.

SPORTS EDITOR'S NOTE: For purposes of updating your rosters, Ed Brady will wear No. 65. Tight end Craig Thompson, who was assigned No. 48 yesterday, has been changed to No. 84.

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