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Jaguars sign wide receiver Jordan Shipley


The Jacksonville Jaguars signed fourth-year wide receiver Jordan Shipley to a contract, the club announced today.

Shipley, 6-0, 188, played in the final six games in 2012 for the Jaguars after signing on November 20.  He finished with 23 receptions for 244 yards and had a five-yard touchdown reception in the season finale at Tennessee.  He set a career-high against the Titans with seven catches for 51 yards.

Shipley has played in 24 games with five starts since entering the NFL as a third-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010.  He has 79 career receptions for 858 yards and four touchdowns along with seven career receptions of 25 yards or more.  Shipley saw action in one game with Tampa Bay in 2012 before he was waived on Sept. 25.

The former Texas standout suffered a season-ending knee injury in week two of the 2011 season.  As a rookie with the Bengals in 2010, he led all AFC rookies with 52 catches for 600 yards along with three touchdowns.

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