Jags Tender Four Players

Jacksonville took steps towards protecting four of their restricted free agents with free agency on the horizon.

The Jaguars tendered contracts offers on Friday to four restricted free agents: G Vince Manuwai, TE George Wrighster, WR Cortez Hankton and RB LaBrandon Toefield.

Manuwai, 25, started all 16 games at left guard for the Jaguars last season. The 6-2, 312-pound offensive lineman has started 46 of his 47 games with the Jaguars after being selected in the third round of the 2003 NFL draft out of Hawaii.

Wrighster, 24, played in all 16 games last season and started six contests at tight end. The 6-3, 254-pounder caught 13 receptions for 120 yards and two touchdowns. He has started 10 of 35 games with the Jaguars after being drafted in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL draft out of Oregon. He has 39 career receptions for 339 yards and five touchdowns.

Hankton, 25, played in five games last season and finished with three receptions for 15 yards. The 6-0, 200-pound wide receiver has played in 33 game with Jacksonville after signing as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2003 out of Texas Southern. He has 29 career receptions for 262 yards and two touchdowns.

Toefield, 25, started two of his nine games played last season. The 5-11, 232-pound running back finished with 142 rushing yards on 36 carries with four touchdowns. He has played in 39 career games with Jacksonville after being drafted in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL draft out of LSU. He has 523 career rushing yards with six touchdowns.


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