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Jaguars Sign Kennedy

The Jacksonville Jaguars today signed unrestricted free agent defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy and have also signed first-year free agent offensive tackles Pete McMahon and Ryan Gibbons and long snapper Brett Goode.

Kennedy, 29, spent the 2007 training camp with the Denver Broncos before being released on final cuts. The 6-4, 320-pound defensive tackle was signed by Chicago on Dec. 11, 2007 and played in the final three games totaling three tackles. The Yonkers, N.Y. native spent 2007 training camp with Denver after being traded by St. Louis for a 2008 draft pick.

The fifth-year veteran has played in 56 games with 30 starts and his career totals include 152 tackles (79 solo), four sacks, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He played four seasons (2003-06) with St. Louis after being selected with the 12th overall pick of the 2003 NFL Draft out of Penn State. He started all 16 games for the Rams in 2006 and finished with career-high 55 tackles.

Gibbons, McMahon and Goode were in training camp with the Jaguars last season and both were waived in September. Gibbons and McMahon spent time on the Jaguars practice squad in 2006. Gibbons, 6-6, 329 pounds, was originally signed by Jacksonville as an undrafted rookie in 2006 out of Northeastern, and McMahon, 6-8, 330 pounds, was originally a sixth-round draft pick by Oakland in 2005 out of Iowa. Goode, 6-1, 246 pounds, was signed as an undrafted rookie last season by the Jaguars out of Arkansas.

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