The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free agent quarterback Todd Bouman to a contract and placed quarterback Luke McCown on injured reserve. McCown suffered a knee injury late in the fourth quarter at San Diego last Sunday.
Bouman, 6-2, 226, is in his 11th NFL season and has played in 42 games with six starts for the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints. Bouman spent four weeks on the Jaguars' roster in 2007 after an injury to David Garrard and also spent time in the club's 2008 and 2009 training camps. He was signed by Baltimore prior to the 2008 season-opener and spent the entire season with the Ravens. He dressed but did not play as the third quarterback for the final 10 weeks including the postseason.
Bouman's career totals include 129 of 230 passing for 1,683 yards with 11 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He started three games in 2001 for Minnesota and three games in 2005 with New Orleans. Bouman (pronounced BOW [like wow]-mun) will wear number 4.