The Jaguars have signed wide receiver Kevin Lockett and second-year offensive tackle Jay Humphrey to one-year contracts. As a beneficial salary signee, Lockett received a $25,000 signing bonus and will earn a minimum-wage salary of $530,000, but he will count $475,000 against the Jaguars' salary cap. Humphrey will earn minimum wage, $300,000.
Lockett, 28, is a six-year pro who joined the Jaguars midway through last season after being cut by Washington and caught five passes — two for touchdowns — in the final seven games (two starts). For the year, he played in 14 games, with 16 receptions for 205 yards and four TDs (he also threw for a score). A second-round draft choice of the Kansas City Chiefs in 1997, Lockett has career totals of 84 games played (eight starts), with 125 receptions, 1,662 yards and eight touchdowns. He is the all-time leading receiver in Kansas State history.
Humphrey, 26, was a fourth-round draft choice of the Minnesota Vikings in 1999. He spent the '99 season with the team and was on its practice squad in 2000. He was with Denver in the 2001 preseason and in 2002 was on practice squads in Carolina (with current Jaguars OL coach Paul Boudreau) and Green Bay. He was a three-year starter at Texas, where he blocked for Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams. Humphrey, 26, is a native of Richardson, Texas.
With today's signings, the Jaguars' roster stands at 62 players.