Quentin Neujahr became a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars when the Baltimore Ravens declined to match the Jaguars' offer sheet. The Ravens had until 12:00 midnight last night to match the offer sheet for Neujahr, who was a restricted free agent, in order to retain him. Length and terms of Neujahr's contract are not disclosed. Neujahr (pronounced "new year") was signed to an offer sheet by Jacksonville on March 24.
As a restricted free agent, Neujahr received a qualifying offer from the Ravens prior to the start of free agency on February 13 and was subject only to the first refusal system of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Thus no draft choice compensation was required.
Neujahr played three seasons for the Ravens, starting seven of nine games played in 1997, including the season opener against the Jaguars. He played in five games in 1996 at center and on special teams, and he was inactive for 15 of 16 games in '95, suiting up but not playing in one game. Neujahr was originally signed by the Los Angeles Raiders as an undrafted rookie in 1994 and then waived in training camp. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns the day after the conclusion of the '94 season.
He was a four-year letterman at Kansas State, starting 45 straight games, and he was named All-Big Eight center as a senior in 1993. Neujahr was a two-time All-State center at Centennial High in Ulysses, Neb., where he won two state wrestling titles.
The addition of Neujahr brings the Jaguars' roster count to 59. This does not include the five remaining unsigned unrestricted free agents.