The jacksonville jaguars today signed Jacksonville native RB Malcolm Thomas to their practice squad. Thomas joins four players who were signed on Monday.
Thomas, 23, was a four-year lettermen and two-year starter at Syracuse who was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted rookie and waived in their cut to 60 players on August 19. He rushed for 2,180 yards and 21 touchdowns during his career and was second-team All-Big East as a junior. Thomas lettered in football, basketball and track at Paxon High, where he graduated in 1991.
Thoams is the only member of the jaguars' practice squad who did not spend the 1997 training camp with the team.
He joins WR Chad Askew, CB Curtis Anderson, G/OT Todd Fordham and LB Al Wallace on the practice squad. All five players can practice with the team but cannot suit up for games unless activated to the 53-man roster. They can also be claimed by any other NFL team as long as they are activated to that team's roster.