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Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Jags regain depth on O-line by adding two vets

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
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The Jaguars have pieced together some new depth for their offensive line by signing two veterans, Milford Brown and Chad Slaughter.

To make room they placed Vince Manuwai (knee) on injured reserve and waived rookie cornerback Isaiah Gardner.

Biographical information on each from the team:

Brown, 28, signed with Carolina as an unrestricted free agent on March 28, 2008 but was released in final cuts on August 30. The 6-5, 330-pound guard has started 43 of his 48 career games while playing with Houston, Arizona and St. Louis. The seventh year veteran was originally drafted by Houston in the sixth round of the supplemental draft on September 27, 2002 out of Florida State. He will wear jersey No. 64.

Slaughter, 30, signed with Baltimore on July 31, 2008 but was released on August 30 in final cuts. The 6-8, 340-pound offensive tackle spent five seasons with the Oakland Raiders (2001-06) after spending his rookie season in 2000 with the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets. All of his 43 career games and seven starts were in Oakland. The fifth-year veteran originally signed with Dallas as an undrafted rookie out of Alcorn State. He will wear jersey No. 68.

Against Buffalo in Jacksonville on Sunday, the Jags are expected to go with the line that finished the game in Tennessee which included Uche Nwaneri at left guard and Tutan Reyes at right guard, Dennis Norman is currently starting at center as Brad Meester recovers from a biceps injury.