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Jaguars Waive Weidle, Sign Moss

The Jacksonville Jaguars today waived offensive guard Ethan Weidle and signed guard Eric Moss.

Weidle had been signed as a rookie on July 6. He was a three-year starter at the University of Pittsburgh, playing every offensive line position other than center in his four seasons. As a senior in 1999, he was selected to play in the Blue-Gray Classic.

Moss, the brother of Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss, was on the Minnesota Vikings' 53-man roster for the final month of the 1997 season. He was on injured reserve in 1998, his brother's rookie season, and he was waived during training camp in 1999. He spent time on practice squads in both Minnesota and Oakland last season.

The Jaguars had only one practice on Wednesday, as the players had the afternoon off before returning for meetings in the evening. They will continue two-a-days on Thursday at 8:40 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. at Ferrell Fields.

"The purpose of not working this afternoon is for them to catch up," said head coach Tom Coughlin. "Hopefully, that'll make us more productive tomorrow."

Coughlin talked about rookie Brad Meester and second-year player Anthony Cesario, who are now listed as the starting guards. "Cesario has responded well. We just have to get him up to speed. He's in there working every day. You're going to have one or two things every day that show up that he needs to work on. But he's competing. And Brad Meester has done quite well. He's running every day, and, yes, some situations come up that he has to adjust to. But he's learning fast and he's done a good job with the learning."

Editor's note: Leon Searcy's surgery is scheduled for Thursday morning.

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