JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS SIGN OFFENSIVE TACKLE TONY PASHOS
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed unrestricted free agent offensive tackle Tony Pashos to a contract today. Pashos, 6-6, 320 pounds, spent the previous four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. Length and terms of the contract are undisclosed.
Pashos was originally a fifth-round draft choice by the Ravens in 2003, the 173rd pick overall, out of Illinois. He has started 23 of 38 career games in four seasons, including a career-high 16 starts at right tackle in 2006. He spent the 2003 season on injured reserve.
The 26-year-old Pashos started seven of 16 games in 2005 after taking over for an injured Orlando Brown. The Ravens quarterbacks completed 59.6 percent of their passes in 2005, a franchise record. In 2004, Pashos played in the final six games and also saw action on special teams. He was a two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection at Illinois where he started 47 games at right tackle.
In addition to his work on the field, Pashos was very active in the community during his time with the Ravens as he spent time visiting Johns Hopkins Hospital and made numerous visits to area schools. Pashos name is pronounced PAH-shos.