The Jacksonville Jaguars signed rookie cornerback Chris Roberson to a contract today and claimed wide receiver Kelvin Kight, who was waived by Green Bay on June 14. Roberson was a seventh round selection and one of eight players selected in the 2005 NFL Draft in April. He is the first Jaguars draft pick to sign a contract.
Roberson, 22, was the 237th overall selection in the draft. The 5-11, 185-pounder started his final season at Eastern Michigan at cornerback after starting three seasons as a running back and wide receiver. The Farmington Hills, Mich. native recorded 66 tackles and a sack as a senior.
Kight, 22, joined the Packers on waivers from St. Louis in 2004 training camp after signing with the Rams as an undrafted rookie. The 6-0, 213-pound wideout spent four weeks on the active roster and played in one game last season. He was allocated to Frankfurt this spring and spent most of the NFL Europe season on the Galaxy's injured reserve list.
The addition of Kight gives the Jaguars 88 players on their roster. All are under contract except for this year's first seven draft picks.