Jaguars sign Ramses Barden, Chad Hall

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The Jaguars were running low on able-bodied and unsuspended wide receivers, so they added a pair of them to the roster on Wednesday.

Agent Jeff Sperbeck announced on Twitter that his client Ramses Barden has signed with Jacksonville. Barden was a third-round pick of the Giants in 2009, but never was able to grab a significant role in the team’s offense. He caught 29 passes for 394 yards in four years with the team, but was released before last season and spent the offseason with the Bills before getting dropped last month.

Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports that the Jaguars are also signing Chad Hall, who caught two passes in nine games with the Chiefs last season. Hall played 15 games for the Eagles in 2010 and 2011 as well, catching 14 passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns. The Jaguars will waive safety Jerome Junior and waive/injured wide receiver Nathan Slaughter to make room for the new arrivals.

Cecil Shorts and Allen Robinson are both out with injuries for Jacksonville while Justin Blackmon and Ace Sanders will be suspended when the season opens. That leaves a lot of reps for players looking to force their way onto the roster, which makes it a pretty good landing spot for Barden and Hall to try to continue their NFL careers.

13 responses to “Jaguars sign Ramses Barden, Chad Hall

  1. Barden, again and still?

    I guess when you’re 6’6 and can catch a football (sort of), you get plenty of chances.

  2. They’re not the wurst and Lee and Robinson are impressing everyone in JAX. Shorts is solid and Mike Brown is too this group has some nice potential. When Sanders gets back he’ll add to it and IF Blackmon gets back it might be one if the best in a few years.

  3. Dude….Cecil Shorts is not “solid”..and once again, Jax will struggle on offense with things being so out of sync..This is coming from a 20-year Jaguars fan. Shorts is at best a #3 WR on a 10-win NFL football team. But in Jax he is our “#1″…I’m not being overly negative, but Jag fans gotta be honest with ourselves. I’ve watched every Jag game since 95-96, and most if our struggles in the recent years come from a decent defense finally breaking down because of our stagnant offense. No other way to call it. We gotta keep WRs healthy.

  4. Barden was an incredible athlete in college and the go to guy when they needed a play. He ran track and is very fast.

    He was a bit raw and I was happy for him when the Giants made him a 3rd round pick. I thought he would do well. It may have been bad luck being assigned jersey number 13 there.

    Now he has a 2nd chance. I hope with some coaching he lives up to his potential. Give him a good number, please.

  5. Carolina has the worst wide receivers.
    Also shorts is a solid #2 reciever, he just doesn’t have a good quarterback. Jacksonville still has a bit of work to do.

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