The Jacksonville Jaguars today signed placekicker Derek Schorejs. He is the second placekicker on the team's roster, joining veteran Jaret Holmes, who handled kickoff duties for the final six games of last season and scored one point in the season finale.
Schorejs (pronounced SHORE-ayz) has been in training camps with the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns and New York Jets, though he has not appeared in an NFL regular-season game. The 28-year-old Schorejs played for the Florida Bobcats of the Arena League from 1998 and in the semipro Mid-Continental Football League from 1996 to '98. He was a first-team All-Conference selection at Bowling Green in 1995, when he scored 60 points and kicked a 60-yard field goal, the second longest in conference history. A native of Westerville, Ohio, he is 6-0, 220 pounds.
The Jaguars also signed three other players to tender offers: running backs Elvis Joseph and Reggie White and quarterback Roderick Robinson. The team's roster now lists 68 players.