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Jaguars Sign Wade, Morabito

The Jacksonville Jaguars today re-signed unrestricted free agent offensive lineman John Wade and signed defensive tackle Tim Morabito.

Wade, who has seen action at center and guard, played in 15 games last season after returning from a foot injury sustained in June workouts. The 6-5, 302-pound Wade will enter his fifth season in 2002. Wade, 27, has started 18 of 38 games played in his five NFL seasons. He was originally a fifth-round draft choice of the Jaguars in the 1998 draft.

Morabito, 6-3, 296 pounds, was signed by the Jaguars after being released by Carolina on September 2, 2001. In five NFL seasons, he has played in 55 games while starting 38. He has career totals of 134 tackles, 2.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries in four seasons with Carolina and his rookie season with Cincinnati. He was originally signed by the Bengals as an undrafted rookie free agent in 1996. Morabito, 28, played at Boston College with Jaguars' defensive end Stalin Colinet under Tom Coughlin.

The Jaguars' roster count now stands at 62 players.

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