Veteran offensive guard Vince Manuwai has signed a contract extension with the Jaguars. Length and terms of the extension are undisclosed. The 26-year-old Manuwai, who is in his fourth season with the Jaguars, has started all 15 games this season at left guard. The Jaguars offense is currently ranked first in the AFC in rushing and second in the NFL. They have already set the franchise record with 2,428 rushing yards and have 20 rushing touchdowns. Jaguars running backs have rushed for seven 100-yard games and the team has topped 150 yards rushing nine times.
"Vince has been a productive player since we drafted him here," said Jaguars vice president of player personnel James Harris. "He is a strong and physical player who has helped us become the second-leading rushing team in the league. This signing helps to keep some continuity on our offensive line."
The 6-2, 325-pound guard has started 61 of his 62 career games after being selected by the Jaguars in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft out of Hawaii. Manuwai and his offensive line have allowed only 27 sacks through 15 games. The team record of 28 was set in 2003 in Manuwai's rookie season.