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Jaguars Waive Langley, Sign Hanson

The Jacksonville Jaguars today waived punter Aron Langley and replaced him on the roster with punter Chris Hanson, who had been waived by the Miami Dolphins last Tuesday.

Langley alternated punts with David Leaverton in the first two preseason games, kicking seven times for a 37.1-yard average. He had been signed on April 2 following training camp stints the last two years in Tampa Bay and Chicago.

Hanson, 6-1, 215 pounds out of Marshall, spent the 2000 season on the Dolphins' injured reserve list after suffering a torn ACL in his final game with the Barcelona Dragons in the NFL Europe League. In the NFLEL, he punted 50 times for a 42.8-yard average, with 16 kicks inside the 20 and just two touchbacks. Hanson was with Cleveland in the 1999 preseason, then waived and signed by Green Bay, where he punted in the second game of the season (4 for 39.3 average). He spent time on practice squads in both Green Bay and Miami later that season. The 24-year-old native of Riverdale, Ga. was a four-year letterman at Marshall, where he averaged 39.8 yards on 228 punts.

"(Hanson) looked good today," said Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin. "He has good hang time."

The Jaguars will have their final two-a-day practices on Sunday, with sessions at 8:40 a.m. and 3:40 p.m. at Ferrell Fields. Head coach Tom Coughlin will be available following the morning practice, and players will be available from 11:15 to 12:15 at the Radisson Riverwalk Hotel.

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