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Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Jags continue O-line work, add Naeole

By Paul Kuharsky

Posted by's Paul Kuharsky


The Jaguars continue to give themselves options at guard after losing both Maurice Williams and Vince Manuwai for the season as a result of injuries they suffered against the Titans on opening day.

Today they brought back veteran guard Chris Naeole. The 12th-year veteran had spent the past six seasons in Jacksonville after signing as an unrestricted free agent on April 8, 2002. He was released on March 3 of this year. Naeole spent his first five NFL seasons with the New Orleans Saints.

Naeole, 33, missed the final eight regular-season games last season after suffering a quadriceps injury at New Orleans Nov. 4 and being placed on injured reserve on Nov. 6. He had started all eight games before the injury at right guard and had started all 87 games played for the Jaguars. The former first-round pick out of Colorado in 1997 has started 150 of his 154 career games.

They had a roster spot for Naeole after cutting receiver D'Juan Woods who's now back on the practice squad. The team also added linebacker Lamar Myles to the practice squad, releasing offensive tackle Andrew Carnahan.

Last week the Jaguars added veteran Todd Wade but said he was a few weeks away in his recovery from an ankle injury. He is listed as the backup to Milford Brown, who started at right guard in the Week 2 loss against Buffalo after joining the team early in the week.