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Jaguars sign rookie defensive end Jeremy Mincey


The Jaguars today signed rookie defensive end Jeremy Mincey and placed safety Nick Sorensen on injured reserve a hamstring injury.

Mincey, 23, was originally drafted by New England in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Florida and was waived on Sept. 1. The 6-3, 260-pound defensive end had spent time on San Francisco's practice squad. The Statesboro, Ga. native started all 24 games played at Florida and recorded 123 tackles (59 solo), 5.5 sacks and one interception. He will wear jersey No. 94.

Sorensen, 28, had played in 12 games, missing the Dec. 3 contest at Miami. The sixth-year safety ranks tied for third on the team with 11 special teams tackles and has two tackles on defense. He has played in 52 games with Jacksonville and has played in 75 career games with 81 special teams tackles.


From Jacksonville Jaguars Chairman/CEO Wayne Weaver:

"Lamar Hunt's passing is a great loss to the NFL family. Lamar was truly a pioneer of professional football and for many years he represented his team and the league with dignity, humility and respect. He was a good friend and a great partner, and I am saddened for the Hunt family and for all of us who knew him. The National Football League owes a debt of gratitude to this man as we remember Lamar Hunt."

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