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Friday, March 9, 2012
Jaguars re-sign two linemen

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed offensive linemen Guy Whimper and Will Robinson to two-year contracts.

Whimper, who started 15 games last season, would have become an unrestricted free agent next week, while Robinson would have been a restricted free agent.

A fourth-round draft pick by the New York Giants in 2006, Whimper joined the Jaguars in November 2010. He has played in 21 games for Jacksonville since.

He likely will return to a backup role this fall, as right tackle Eben Britton returns from back surgery.

The Jaguars also used the franchise tag on kicker Josh Scobee on Monday and signed veteran cornerback Rashean Mathis to a one-year deal Thursday.

Information from ESPN.com's John Clayton and The Associated Press was used in this report.