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Jaguars jump on Jennings

With Fred Taylor gone in Jacksonville, the competition for Maurice Jones-Drew’s backup slot is wide open.

Rashad Jennings looks like the most intriguing option of the bench.

The Jaguars signed Jennings to a four-year contract Wednesday.  The deal is worth $1.78 million and included a $38,000 signing bonus. 

Jennings was only a seventh-round pick, but he was a highly regarded big back who slipped in the draft, likely because he played for D-1AA Liberty.

He’s been the subject of glowing praise throughout Jacksonville’s offseason, as he competes for possible carries with fullback Greg Jones and Chauncey Washington. 

According to one trusted Jaguars observer, Jennings had the “best spring, beginning to end, of any offensive player” on the team.

Now Jennings will just have to prove he can perform that well with pads on. 

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6 Responses to “Jaguars jump on Jennings”
  1. TheVillian112 says: Jul 22, 2009 9:36 PM

    Why Jennings dropped to the 7th round, is still a mystery to me.
    He should have be drafted by the 4th round at the latest.

  2. jagtom0025 says: Jul 22, 2009 9:54 PM

    Our RB coach, Kennedy Pola thinks he was the 5th best back in this years draft. If he’s right what a steal!

  3. Sean Bowen says: Jul 22, 2009 10:02 PM

    Cool!! With the line we are gonna have I could even go for 1500!!!

  4. FumbleNuts says: Jul 23, 2009 2:00 AM

    Jennings should have a steller year.

  5. ero52 says: Jul 23, 2009 4:52 AM

    Another great pick from the Jags front office.

  6. rdesai says: Jul 23, 2009 10:21 AM

    If he hadn’t transferred out of Pitt after his freshman year he would have gone higher.

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