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Jaguars sign seven players


The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed seven players to contracts for the 2002 season. Length and terms of the contracts are undisclosed. The players are:


Carey ClaytonC6-3285242Texas-El Paso

Henry DouglasWR5-11167241North Carolina AT&T

Aaron HamiltonDE6-5278281Westmar(Iowa)

Jeff MillerOT6-0303293Mississippi

Tevita OfahengaueTE6-2250271Brigham Young

Jimmy RedmondWR6-0200 241McNeese State

Rich YoungFB6-2252


Clayton was originally signed as an undrafted rookie by the San Diego Chargers in 2001. He made the opening day roster and played in one game before being waived on October 30. He spent the second half of the 2001 season on practice squads with the Chargers and San Francisco 49ers. He was a four-year starter at center at UTEP.

Douglas spent the final week of the 2001 season on the Jaguars' practice squad. He is a first-year player who spent the last three training camps with the Detroit Lions and was on their practice squad the second half of the 2000 season. Douglas lettered four years at North Carolina A&T.

Hamilton played on both lines for the Nashville Kats of the Arena League the last two seasons and was a star pass rusher for the Texas Terminators of the Indoor Professional Football League in 1999. He played three seasons at Tarleton State (Texas) before transferring to Westmar (Iowa) as a senior.

Miller was a fourth-round draft choice of the Green Bay Packers in 1995 who spent all of his rookie season and most of '96 on injured reserve with a knee injury suffered in training camp. He was in training camps with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins the next two seasons and was out of football the last three years. He was All-SEC at Mississippi in 1994.

Ofahengaue was on the Jaguars' practice squad the final month of the 2001 season. He was a seventh-round draft choice of the Arizona Cardinals, the last pick in the 2001 NFL draft, earning the notoriety of "Mr. Irrelevant." Ofahengaue (pronounced: O-fah-hay-NOW-way) was a three-year starter at Brigham Young.

Redmond spent two weeks on the Jaguars' practice squad last month. He was on the Titans' practice squad earlier in the season after being signed by Tennessee as an undrafted rookie. A speedster and Missouri state champion long jumper, he played at Ohio State for two years before transferring as a senior to McNeese State.

Young played for the Orlando Rage of the XFL last year, spent 2000 with the Milwaukee Mustangs of the Arena Football League, 1999 with Saskatchewan of the CFL and the 1998 training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs. He was a two-year starter at Tulsa.

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