Safety Travis Davis today re-signed with the Jaguars. Length and terms of the contract is not disclosed.
Davis was a restricted free agent who had been tendered a qualifying offer by the team in February and was subject to the right of first refusal if he had been signed by another team. Davis, 25, is in his fourth year with the Jaguars. He started all 16 games in 1997 and led the team with three fumble recoveries and ranked third on the team with 119 tackles. Also, he scored his first NFL touchdown by blocking a Tom Rouen punt at Denver in the playoffs and returning it 29 yards for the score. In his career Davis has played in 41 games with 28 starts and has three career interceptions.
The Jaguars have all 59 veterans under contract, and RB Fred Taylor and CB Donovin Darius are the only two draft choices who have yet to sign. The Jaguars will hold pre-camp next week, with all players expected to attend. The camp will be open to media, but closed to the general public.
MALCOLM THOMAS NAMED TO ALL-NFL EUROPE LEAGUE TEAM
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Malcolm Thomas was named to the All-NFL Europe League for his outstanding performance this season with the Amsterdam Admirals. He was one of only five players allocated by an NFL team to receive this honor.
Thomas, a graduate of Jacksonville's Paxon High School, finished the ten-game season with 664 yards on 150 carries (4.4 average) and five touchdowns to finish second in the league in rushing. He also ranked third in the league with 800 yards from scrimmage and tied for second in scoring with 36 points. He had two 100 yard games, against England (136 yards) and Frankfurt (108 yards). Thomas spent the 1997 NFL season on the Jaguars' practice squad.