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Jaguars sign two, MJD nominated

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CB Ashton Youboty, DE George Selvie added to roster

The Jacksonville Jaguars today signed sixth-year cornerback Ashton Youboty and second-year defensive end George Selvie to the active roster.

Youboty, 5-11, 189, is in his sixth NFL season and played in 44 games with seven starts for the Buffalo Bills the last five seasons.  He was a third-round draft pick of the Bills in 2006 and spent the 2011 preseason with Tampa Bay.  He has 54 career tackles, one interception, two sacks and seven passes defensed.  In 2010 he played in a career-high 14 games and had one special teams tackle for Buffalo.

Youboty, who was born in Monrovia, Liberia, played in 36 games with 22 starts at Ohio State.  He played two seasons (2003-04) under Jaguars defensive coordinator Mel Tucker.  Youboty declared for the draft following his junior season when he was a first-team All-Big Ten selection. 

Selvie, 6-4, 251, is a native of Pensacola and played collegiately at South Florida.  He was a seventh-round draft pick of the St. Louis Rams in 2010 and played in all 16 games as a rookie, finishing with 21 tackles and 1.5 sacks.  He was claimed off waivers by Carolina on Sept. 4, 2011 and saw action in four games for the Panthers including against the Jaguars on Sept. 25.  Selvie played in 51 games with 50 starts at South Florida and holds every school game, season and career record for sacks and tackles for loss.  He ranked second in NCAA history with 69.5 tackles for loss and had 29 career sacks.  As a junior, he earned first-team All-America honors after recording 14.5 sacks and 31.5 tackles for loss. 

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Jones-Drew nominated for FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week

Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is one of three players nominated for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week, joining Michael Bush (Oakland Raiders) and Chris Johnson (Tennessee Titans). 

Fans can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com/FedEx from 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday through 3 p.m. EST on Friday to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week. The winners will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on NFL.com.  

Jones-Drew rushed for 114 yards on 25 carries last Sunday at Indianapolis and scored on a three-yard run in the fourth quarter.  He added three receptions for 23 yards and finished with 137 of the club's 251 total yards.  He has a team-high four touchdowns through nine games including one in back-to-back games.  On Sunday he joined Fred Taylor as the only players in Jaguars history to reach 6,000 career rushing yards. 

FedEx will support education efforts at Junior Achievement by making weekly $2,000 donations in the winning players' names. The funding, allocated to local Junior Achievement area offices in that team's city or state, is used to educate the next generation of entrepreneurs on how to start and grow their own small businesses.

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