The Jaguars had to restructure linebacker Kevin Hardy's contract to provide enough salary cap relief to sign Stroud.
In his senior season, Stroud made 51 total tackles with 5 for a loss while teaming with another first-round selection, Richard Seymour, now with the Patriots.
In other news:
Falcons placekicker Chad Holleman returned to practice Thursday after sitting out since Saturday with a groin injury. Patriots running back Robert Edwards missed yesterday's practice due to a groin pull. Edwards is listed day-to-day. Seymour worked with the second team defense and made a nice play as he stripped quarterback Damon Huard of the football.
Panthers kicker John Kasay made some progress in his recovery from a broken knee cap. Kasay converted five out of five field goals between 30 and 35 yards during yesterday's practice.
Cowboys quarterback Quincy Carter has been inconsistent in training camp. Carter has been floating his passes but has shown good elusiveness in the pocket.
"I think Quincy gets a little antsy at times, which is no different than any young quarterback," Cowboys head coach Dave Campo said. "Quincy, at times, will not set his feet well and every once in a while you'll see the ball sail on him. We're working extremely hard on helping him read the defense and getting more comfortable, which will help not rush balls."
He will participate in an online chat on Friday, July 27 at 1:30 PM EST.