Seven veteran players have signed new contracts with the Jaguars. The players are placekicker Mike Hollis, running back Randy Jordan, fullback Le'Shai Maston, defensive tackle Corey Mayfield, linebacker Tom McManus, linebacker Santo Stephens and linebacker Mark Williams. Terms were not disclosed.
Hollis, 24, led the Jaguars in scoring last season with 87 points. He converted 20 of 27 field goal attempts and 27 of 28 extra points, breaking the previous NFL record for points scored by a placekicker for an expansion team. Hollis also hit on two of three field goals of 50 yards or longer and led the NFL with four successful onside kicks in 1995 (out of nine attempts).
Jordan, 25, played in 12 games last season, starting three times. He scored the first touchdown in franchise history on a 71-yard pass reception from Steve Beuerlein September 10 at Cincinnati. For the year, Jordan rushed 21 times for 62 yards and caught five passes for 89 yards. Now entering his third season, Jordan played for the Los Angeles Raiders in 1993.
Maston, 25, started 10 games at fullback in 1995, missing starts only when the team opened in two- and three-tight end sets. A four-year veteran, he finished with 41 rushes for 186 yards to rank fourth on the team, adding 18 receptions for 131 yards.
Mayfield, 26, started four of the last five games last season at right defensive tackle and saw action in all 16 contests. He recovered a fumble in team's inaugural game September 3 vs. Houston and then combined with Jeff Lageman for the first sack in franchise history a week later at Cincinnati.
McManus, 25, played in 14 games with two starts at middle linebacker in 1995. He made his first start last October 8 when the Jaguars defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers. A second-year player, McManus made 31 tackles on defense and four on special teams.
Stephens, 26, is a special teams standout and backup outside linebacker. He saw action in 13 games in 1995, making a team-leading 24 special teams tackles, with seven games as the leader or co-leader in special teams tackles. Stephens also made nine tackles on defense, including three solo stops.
Williams, 25, started 10 of 11 games played at strongside linebacker before missing the last five weeks of the season with a dislocated shoulder. He made 49 tackles (26 solo), with a high game of nine tackles in the October 22 victory at Cleveland.