The Jaguars lost offensive lineman Zach Wiegert for the remainder of the season today, when the team placed the veteran guard/tackle on the injured reserve list. The move was expected as early as Monday, when coach Tom Coughlin alerted reporters that Wiegert's scheduled left knee surgery on Tuesday could be season-ending.
Replacing Wiegert on the active roster is offensive tackle Roger Chanoine, who spent the last three-and-a-half seasons with the Cleveland Browns. Chanoine, 26, was waived by the Browns on Nov. 4 after playing in eight games with two starts this season. He has career totals of 32 games played and 18 starts, including 16 starts in 2001. He was originally signed as an undrafted rookie by the St. Louis Rams in 1998 and spent that season on injured reserve. He spent most of '99 on the Browns' practice squad but played in one game that year. The 6-4, 305-pound Chanoine is a native of Linden, N.J. and lettered three years at Temple, where he blocked for Stacey Mack.