The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed veteran wide receiver Sean Dawkins. Length and terms of the contract are undisclosed.
"We felt that we needed veteran help at that position, and Sean will come in here and compete for a job," said head coach Tom Coughlin. He is a big man who can perform very well in the red zone. He has had some big games and has caught the ball under pressure. He is an intelligent guy and I don't think he will have any trouble picking the system up. I think he will fit in well with our group."
Dawkins, 6-4, 218, has started 106 of 123 games played and recorded 425 catches for 6,284 yards and 25 touchdowns in eight seasons. He started all 16 games last season for the Seahawks, leading the team with 63 catches for 731 yards and five touchdowns. He led the team in receiving in seven games and had one 100-yard game.
He began his career as a first round draft choice (16th overall) by the Indianapolis Colts in 1993. After five seasons in Indianapolis, he signed as an unrestricted free agent with the New Orleans Saints in 1998, where he led the team with 823 yards on 53 catches. He signed with Seattle in 1999, where he led the team in receiving yards with 992 (career high) and finished second on the team with 58 catches.
Dawkins was a three-year letterman and two-year starter at California who entered the NFL after his junior season. He totaled 129 receptions for 1,124 yards and 31 touchdowns, which is the California career touchdown record. He attended Homestead High School in Sunnyvale, California, where he lettered in track and football. With the signing of Dawkins, the Jaguars have 91 players on the roster.