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Jaguars sign three draft picks

The Jacksonville Jaguars made several roster moves today, signing three of their five draft picks and two undrafted rookies in addition to releasing guard Justin Smiley and placing two players on the non-football injury list. In addition, the team signed the 24 undrafted rookies who had agreed to contracts earlier this week. The moves leave 90 players on the roster.

Ninth-year guard Vince Manuwai and long snapper Jeremy Cain were placed on the non-football injury list.  Veteran guard Justin Smiley was released from the roster.  The three draft picks signed were wide receiver/return specialist Cecil Shorts III, safety Chris Prosinski and cornerback Rod Issac. The two undrafted free agents signed were guard Sifa Etuand defensive tackleAndrew Lewis.

Shorts, 6-0, 193, was the 114thoverall pick in the fourth round.  He was a three-time All-America selection at Mount Union and etched his name in NCAA Division III record books.  He finished his career with 78 touchdowns (63 receiving, 12 rushing, three returns), the second-most in Ohio Athletic Conference history.  His career receiving totals included 259 receptions for 4,705 yards and 63 touchdowns.   The 63 touchdowns set a school record and were the second-most in Division III history.  He also accumulated 492 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns and recorded three touchdowns as a return specialist.

Prosinski was a three-year starter at free safety for Wyoming, where he was the team's leading tackler each of his last two seasons. He was selected in the fourth round (121stoverall). The 6-1, 201-pound Prosinski, who has graduated with a business administration degree, made 373 tackles to rank fourth in school history.

Issac, 5-11, 196, was selected in the fifth round of this year's draft.  Issac was a four-year letterman at Middle Tennessee State where he played in 46 games with 37 starts.  He concluded his career with 189 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, five interceptions, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.  A native of Miami, Issac started all 12 games as a senior and was a first-team All-Sun Belt selection.  He registered 54 tackles along with three interceptions and six passes defensed.

Etu, 6-1, 295, was a two-year starter along the offensive line at Arkansas State.  He has the ability to play both guard and tackle positions. He started at guard as a senior and made eight starts at left tackle as a junior. He began his collegiate career at Chabot Junior College.  A native of Hayward, Calif., he attended Hayward High School, the same school that produced Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio.

Lewis, 6-2, 303, was a four-year letterman at defensive tackle for Syracuse where he started the final 24 games of his career.  His career totals included 61 tackles, nine tackles for loss, two sacks and one forced fumble.  He attended Centreville High School in Virginia where he finished with 20 career sacks.

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