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Jaguars sign Torrence, waive Heath


The Jacksonville Jaguars signed seventh-year cornerback Leigh Torrence to a contract and waived cornerback T.J. Heath, the club announced today. 

Torrence, 5-11, 179, has spent time with Green Bay, Atlanta, Washington and New Orleans since entering the NFL as a rookie free agent.  He has played in 73 career games and posted 94 tackles (68 solo), 3.5 sacks and 56 special teams tackles. 

The Atlanta native spent the last four seasons with the Saints where he played 38 games and totaled two interceptions and 27 special teams stops.  He played in 13 games in each of the last two seasons.   Torrence spent the 2012 offseason with the Redskins before he was waived on June 1.

Torrence was a four-year letterman at Stanford, finishing his career with 11 interceptions.  He also competed for two seasons on the track and field team, competing in the 100, 200 and 4x100 meter relay.  He attended Marist High School in Atlanta where he lettered in football, track and tennis.

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