The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed rookie return specialist/cornerback Scotty McGee to a contract. McGee was the second of the club's two sixth-round picks in the 2010 NFL Draft, the 203rd pick overall. He is the third of the team's six draft picks to sign a contract this year.
The Jaguars also were awarded first-year wide receiver John Matthews after claiming him off waivers. Matthews, 24, was waived by the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday. The Jaguars are scheduled to report to training camp on Thursday, July 29 with the first practice scheduled for the morning of Friday, July 30.
McGee, 5-8, 182, was the first player from James Madison drafted by the Jaguars in franchise history. McGee was a four-year letterman for the Dukes, playing in 45 games with 29 starts. He finished his career with six returns for touchdowns including three of 99-plus yards. He posted a career 30.5-yard kickoff return average with three touchdowns on 71 returns. He averaged 9.6 yards on 41 punt returns with three touchdowns. As a cornerback, McGee finished with 134 tackles, two interceptions, 27 passes defensed and three tackles for loss.
McGee, 24, started all 11 games at cornerback as a senior and also excelled as a returner. He returned 21 kickoffs for a 30.5-yard average and 18 punts for a 5.4 average. He earned second-team All-AA honors as a kick returner, punt returner and cornerback.
As a junior, McGee had four returns for touchdowns including a 69-yard punt return for a score. He ranked third in school history and fifth nationally with a 29.1-yard kickoff return average and was named CAA Special Teams Player of the Year.
A native of Virginia Beach, McGee attended Ocean Lakes High School where he rushed for 1,304 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior. He and his wife, Darya, have a son, Marcus.
The 6-0, 197-pound Matthews spent his rookie season of 2009 with the Colts after signing as an undrafted rookie on April 30, 2009. He was waived on Sept. 5 and signed to the Indianapolis practice squad where he spent most of the season.
A graduate of the University of San Diego, Matthews completed his college career with 195 receptions for 3,615 yards and 50 touchdowns. In his senior season he scored 21 touchdowns while catching 102 passes for 1,478 yards. A native of Aurora, Colo., Matthews earned a degree in finance from San Diego.