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Donovin Darius signs ceremonial contract, retires with Jaguars

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Three and a half years after he last played in the NFL, Donovin Darius is formally calling it quits.

Darius signed a one-day contract to retire with Jaguars, the team announced today.

The Jaguars selected Darius out of Syracuse in the first round of the 1998 NFL draft, and he played all but three games of his career for Jacksonville. He left the Jaguars after the 2006 season and played three games for the Dolphins in 2007.

Darius is second in Jaguars history with 858 tackles and third in Jaguars history with 14 interceptions.

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10 Responses to “Donovin Darius signs ceremonial contract, retires with Jaguars”
  1. carryingweight says: Mar 1, 2011 4:47 PM

    Good for him. Know when to call it quits.

  2. ndgarretjax says: Mar 1, 2011 4:52 PM

    …Wasn’t he a Raider at one point …? Haha

  3. nothimagain says: Mar 1, 2011 4:54 PM

    I am just so glad I will never have to once again say Darian Donavus, Darius Donovan, Donovan Darius, Donavus Darian just to make sure I got his name right.

  4. theguywhotoldtimtebowtoshutthefup says: Mar 1, 2011 5:17 PM

    ^yes

  5. shaggytoodle says: Mar 1, 2011 5:29 PM

    Is he going to bring Robert Ferguson’s head with him to retirement speach or were docters able to reattach that?

  6. argel830 says: Mar 1, 2011 6:17 PM

    Utterly bizarre, I was just on his wiki page yesterday for something completely unrelated.

  7. FoozieGrooler says: Mar 1, 2011 6:41 PM

    It’s actually kinds cool that they would do that for a former player…

  8. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Mar 1, 2011 9:17 PM

    This guy was absolutely vicious over the middle n his day. He’ll always be one of my favorite safeties.

  9. jluttrell32 says: Mar 2, 2011 11:44 AM

    @nothimagain
    “I am just so glad I will never have to once again say Darian Donavus, Darius Donovan, Donovan Darius, Donavus Darian just to make sure I got his name right.”

    I guess your brain is just too small to remember “Double D” since that’s what everyone called him anyway.

  10. jluttrell32 says: Mar 2, 2011 11:50 AM

    I remember the vicious hit he put on Ferguson for the Packers when he came over the middle. Almost took his head off! I miss those days when the Jags had a DB that could lay down a hit or even make a tackle for that matter.

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