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Jaguars Sign Thornton

The Jacksonville Jaguars today signed veteran free agent cornerback Bruce Thornton to a contract. The third-year defensive back spent the 2006 out of the league after being waived by the New York Jets on August 11, 2006.

Thornton, 27, was originally selected in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. The 5-10, 195-pound cornerback played in one contest in 2004 for the Cowboys recording one pass defensed before leaving the game with a knee injury. He was placed on injured reserve on October 12. On Sept. 8, 2005 he was waived by Dallas and signed with San Francisco on Sept. 14 to their practice squad. He was elevated to the 53-man roster on Oct. 1 and started 11 of the final 12 games. He recorded 31 tackles, two interceptions and seven passes defensed. He will wear jersey No. 37.

With the addition of Thornton, the Jaguars' roster now stands at 87 players.

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