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Jaguars Sign Wide Receiver Troy Williamson

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed wide receiver Troy Williamson to a contract today, the club announced. Williamson was scheduled to become a restricted free agent this week when NFL free agency begins on Friday, March 5. Length and terms of the contract are undisclosed.

Williamson has played in 11 games with three starts for the Jaguars since he was acquired in a trade from the Minnesota Vikings on February 29, 2008. He earned a starting role in 2009 after a strong preseason and played in the first two games before he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in week two against Arizona. He was hampered by injuries during the 2008 season, playing in eight games, and finished with five receptions for 30 yards and one touchdown.

A native of Jackson, South Carolina, Williamson was the seventh overall pick in the 2005 draft by the Vikings. The fourth-year receiver has played in 49 games with 25 starts. He has 87 career receptions for 1,131 yards and four touchdowns. Two of his four career touchdown receptions have been for 50-plus yards.

Williamson was a three-year starter at South Carolina under legendary coach Lou Holtz and declared for the draft following his junior season. He finished with 91 career receptions for 1,754 yards and 13 touchdowns and ranked third in school history with six career 100-yard receiving games.

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