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Wiley joins Jaguars


(March 30)—The Jaguars addressed their defensive end situation again today by signing Marcellus Wiley, two days after losing Courtney Brown to the Denver Broncos following a two-week courtship. Wiley signed a one-year contract with the Jaguars.

A nine-year veteran who was a second-round draft pick by Buffalo in 1997, Wiley signed a rich free-agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys last year. He was a starter in 15 games and recorded three sacks, 11 quarterback pressures, 37 tackles and a forced fumble. He came to Dallas from San Diego and was released by the Cowboys on Feb. 22.

Wiley, 6-4, 275, is the second defensive end the Jaguars have signed in March. The Jaguars signed Reggie Hayward to a rich deal during the first week of free agency.

Wiley, 30, was named to the AFC Pro-Bowl team in 2001. In 124 career games, he has made 78 starts, showing 44 sacks, 62 quarterback pressures and 14 forced fumbles.

The Jaguars' roster currently includes seven defensive ends – Wiley, Hayward, Paul Spicer, Bobby McCray, Lionel Barnes, Brandon Green and Omari Hand – and LB/DE Jorge Cordova.

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