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Jaguars sign J.J. Stokes

The Jacksonville Jaguars this morning signed wide receiver J.J. Stokes to a contract. He will participate with the rest of his new team for the final three days of the veteran camp which runs today through Thursday.

Stokes, 30, is an eight-year veteran and former first-round draft choice of the San Francisco 49ers who has caught 327 passes for 4,139 yards (12.7-yard average) and 30 touchdowns during his career. He has played in 111 games, making 66 starts. Last season, Stokes started nine of 13 games played (missing three with a knee injury) and caught 32 passes for 332 yards and one TD. The 6-4, 225-pound Stokes was released by the 49ers on June 2.

Stokes' best season was in 1998 when he caught 63 passes for 770 yards and eight touchdowns. He has missed only three games in the last six seasons. He was the 10th overall choice in the 1995 draft out of UCLA, where he was the school's all-time leading receiver and a first-team All-America selection.

The Jaguars' roster stands at 89 players.

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