Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Jags sign Will Blackmon, cut rookie CB
By Michael DiRocco
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jaguars coach Gus Bradley has plucked another former Seattle player off waivers.
The team on Tuesday signed seventh-year cornerback Will Blackmon, whom the Seahawks cut on Aug. 27. To make room on the roster, the Jaguars cut rookie cornerback Marcus Burley.
Blackmon was a fourth-round draft pick by Green Bay in 2006 and played in 32 games (two starts) in four seasons with the Packers. He signed with the New York Giants during the middle of the 2010 season and spent parts of two season with the team. He was out of football in 2012, but joined the Seahawks earlier this year.
Blackmon has 21 tackles, five fumble recoveries, and two forced fumbles in 43 games in his career.
Bradley spent the past four seasons as the Seahawks' defensive coordinator.
The signing marks the 29th roster move the Jaguars have made since training camp began.