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Jaguars sign safety Matt Daniels to practice squad


The Jacksonville Jaguars today signed third-year safety Matt Daniels to the practice squad, the club announced today.

Daniels, 6-0, 212, played in six games for the St. Louis Rams over the past two seasons after entering the NFL as a rookie free agent in 2012.  He saw action in four games as a rookie with the Rams before suffering a torn ACL and ending the season on injured reserve.  Daniels played in the first two games of the 2012 season before he was placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury.  He began the 2014 season on the Rams practice squad before being waived on Sept. 3.

A native of Fayetteville, Georgia, Daniels played in 46 games for Duke and compiled 324 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, four interceptions, seven forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and seven passes defensed.   He earned first-team All-ACC honors as a senior after leading the team with 126 tackles and finished third in the balloting for the ACC Defensive Player of the Year.  Daniels started all 12 games as a junior and ranked second on the team with 93 tackles while adding six tackles for loss, seven passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.  He earned his bachelor's degree in public policy studies.

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