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Jaguars sign Zach Miller


The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed rookie tight end Zach Miller to a contract. Miller, 24, was the club's sixth-round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the 180th pick overall. He is the first of the team's nine draft picks to sign a contract this year.

Miller, 6-4, 245, is only the third tight end drafted by the Jaguars in the last seven years. A former college quarterback at Nebraska-Omaha, Miller threw for 4,096 yards and 26 touchdowns while rushing for 3,122 yards and a school-record 50 touchdowns in four seasons.

A native of Wahoo, Nebraska, he rushed for a team-high 1,061 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior. As a sophomore in 2006, he set a school single-season record with 19 rushing touchdowns.

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