Jaguars Add Veteran Linebacker

The Jaguars made a move to improve their depth at the linebacker today by signing former Lions first-round pick, Chris Claiborne. Claiborne, 29 played just four games in 2006 with the New York Giants, and compiled just two tackles in those four games.

Claiborne has had knee problems throughout his career, and hasn't really been effective since he left Minnesota, before the 2005 season. Claiborne does know how to play all three linebacker positions, and he will likely be a special teams contributor if he is going to make the Jaguars final roster next week.

With Mike Peterson, Clint Ingram, Daryl Smith, and Justin Durant already being roster locks at the linebacker position, the team will likely keep just two more. Vying for those spots will be Claiborne, Nick Greisen, Brian Iwuh, Pat Thomas, Kevis Coley, and Jorge Cordova.

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