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The Jacksonville Jaguars today waived RB Chris Howard and activated LB Erik Storz from their practice squad.

Howard had started at running back in last Sunday's game at Baltimore, but he gained only seven yards on eight carries and fumbled twice. For the season, he rushed 34 times for 110 yards (3.2-yard average) and one touchdown and caught three passes for 26 yards. Howard was originally signed two weeks into the 1998 season when James Stewart was injured. He was a seventh-round draft choice of the Denver Broncos in 1998.

Storz spent the first two weeks of the season on Jacksonville's practice squad after being waived in the final cuts. He was on the 53-man roster all of 1999 and for one game in '98.

Storz's spot on the practice squad was filled by TE Ryan Neufeld, 24, a second-year player who spent six games on the 53-man roster of the Dallas Cowboys in 1999, making three tackles on special teams. A 6-4, 240-pounder from UCLA, Neufeld spent this spring in the NFL Europe League and the preseason with Dallas being before waived on August 27. He spent the first week of the season on the Miami Dolphins' practice squad before being released.

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