The Jacksonville Jaguars today signed safety Blaine McElmurry to their active roster and guard Andrew Greene to the practice squad to fill openings that developed yesterday.
McElmurry was signed off the Tennessee Oilers' practice squad, where he had been signed November 4. He was in Green Bay's training camp this year, until being waived on August 22 in the cut to 60 players. McElmurry, 25, was originally signed by the Oilers as an undrafted rookie out of the University of Montana in 1997 but was waived in the final cuts. He spent five days with the Philadelphia Eagles, then was signed to Green Bay's practice squad for 11 weeks before being elevated to the active roster for the final three games and the postseason, including Super Bowl XXXII. The 6-0, 187-pound McElmurry was a three-year starter at Montana and a Division I-AA All-America as a senior, and he played in two I-AA national championship games, winning once. He is a native of Helena, Mont. McElmurry fills the roster spot of Tawambi Settles, who was placed on injured reserve.
Greene was a second-round draft choice of the Miami Dolphins in 1995. He was waived from the Seattle Seahawks' 53-man roster on November 26 after playing in four games (no starts). The 29-year-old Greene played in six games in 1995 with one start. He was waived by Miami during the 1996 training camp and signed by Seattle in 1997 and waived in camp. The 6-4, 304-pound Greene was a three-year starter at the University of Indiana and was named second-team All-Big Ten as a senior. He was born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in Ontario, Canada. He takes the practice squad spot of Brock Gutierrez, who was signed to Cincinnati's active roster yesterday.