The Jacksonville Jaguars have reached a verbal agreement with rookie defensive tackle Derek Landri on a contract. Landri was the 166th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft and one of the Jaguars' three fifth-round selections. Nine of the 11 players selected by the Jaguars in the draft have now reached contract agreements.
Landri, 6-2, 282 pounds, played in 47 games with 38 starts as a nose guard at Notre Dame. He finished with 34.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks and 161 tackles. He finished his career ranked ninth in school history in tackles for loss. As a senior, Landri led the team with 15.5 tackles for loss and ranked second with seven sacks. He set a school single-season record with four blocked kicks and became just the second player in NCAA history to block two extra point attempts in the same game as he accomplished the feat against North Carolina. He graduated with a degree in history and computer applications.
The only other drafted players not yet signed are first round pick Reggie Nelson and second round pick Justin Durant. The Jaguars are scheduled to return to the practice fields when training camp begins on Saturday, July 28.