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The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed veteran offensive tackle Guy Whimper to a two-year contract.
Whimper, who started 15 games last season, would have become an unrestricted free agent next week.
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.
Whimper is the third potential free agent the Jaguars have retained this week. They used the franchise tag on kicker Josh Scobee on Monday and signed veteran cornerback Rashean Mathis to a one-year deal Thursday.
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The Jacksonville Jaguars re-signed veteran cornerback Rashean Mathis to a contract Thursday, who was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on March 13. Terms of the contract were not undisclosed, via team’s press release. However, according to the Associated Press, Mathis’ deal could be worth $5 million if he plays in all 16 regular season games for the Jaguars...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Cornerback Rashean Mathis chose familiarity over uncertainty. Mathis decided to avoid free agency by signing a one-year, incentive-laden contract with the Jaguars on Thursday. The deal could be worth 5 million if he plays all 16 games this season. He has missed 17 games over the last four seasons because of injuries. "Some people will ask why...
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