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Jaguars Sign Patrick Johnson

The Jacksonville Jaguars today signed wide receiver Patrick Johnson, an unrestricted free agent from the Baltimore Ravens.

Johnson, 25, caught 58 passes for 898 yards and seven touchdowns in four seasons with the Ravens. He was originally selected in the second round of the 1998 draft, the 42nd pick overall. His best season was 1999, when he caught 29 passes for 526 yards. Last season, he was inactive for the final 12 games while recovering from a fractured left clavicle suffered on October 7. In four games, he caught five passes for 57 yards. Johnson, who can also return kickoffs, started 15 of 39 games played for Baltimore. In four years at Oregon, he amassed 3,844 all-purpose yards and was an All-America sprinter in the 100 and 200 meters. The 5-10, 180-pound Johnson is a native of Redlands, Calif. He is 25 years old.

The Jaguars have also re-signed wide receiver Micah Ross and signed offensive tackle Mark Bristol. Ross, a basketball star at Jacksonville University, originally signed with the Jaguars last season. He played in the final five games and returned eight kickoffs for 150 yards (18.8-yard average). Bristol is a first-year player who had stints in 2001 with the New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers, as well as in the NFL Europe League with the Amsterdam Admirals. The 6-6, 267-pound Bristol played collegiately at Mansfield (Pa.). He is 24 years old.

Johnson is the first unrestricted free agent signed by the Jaguars away from another team in two years. The team's roster now stands at 64 players.

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