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Jaguars sign Webb


The Jaguars have made their first draft-choice signing. One down, five to go.

Seventh-round pick Dee Webb has signed a four-year deal and Jaguars salary cap boss Paul Vance said he's "optimistic and feel like we're making good progress with the others." Vance said he's hopeful the team will have all of its draft picks signed by the start of practice on Saturday.

Webb is a cornerback from Florida who impressed the Jaguars during spring drills. It's thought he will compete in training camp for the "nickel" back job.

Fitting draft picks under the rookie cap is a little more difficult this year, as a result of the new CBA. The rookie minimum salary has increased 20 percent but the rookie cap has increased by only five percent, which makes it difficult to absorb the salary increase within the rookie cap. Teams are having to lower the first-year cap numbers of their high picks, to make room for the low picks. It's requiring a degree of cap creativity.

All Jaguars players are to report to training camp this Friday. The first practice will be Saturday morning at 10:15. Practice is open to the public.

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