The Jacksonville Jaguars today signed veteran defensive tackle Montavious Stanley to a free agent contract. Stanley, 27, is entering his fourth NFL season including eight weeks spent with the Jaguars during his rookie year in 2006. The team also waived rookie defensive tackle George Hypolite.
The 6-2, 302-pound Stanley spent part of last season with the New Orleans Saints, signing on Oct. 8 before suffering a biceps injury and landing on injured reserve. His contract with New Orleans expired following the season. In 2007 Stanley started six of 14 games played for the Atlanta Falcons and finished with 35 tackles and two fumble recoveries.
Stanley signed with the Jaguars on Sept. 12, 2006 and saw action in three games before being waived on Nov. 15 of that season. He made four tackles, ½ sack and a forced fumble while on the Jaguars roster.
Stanley hails from Albany, Ga., and he played collegiately at Louisville. He began his NFL career as a sixth-round draft choice of the Dallas Cowboys in 2006.
Hypolite was an undrafted rookie from Colorado who signed with the teams following the April draft.