Jaguars Auditions

The Jaguars coaching staff is obviously disappointed with the team's 27th ranked pass defense. The team is so disappointed that they hosted three players for tryouts yesterday at the position of defensive back.

The first player is a familiar face with many in north Florida as he is not only a former Florida Gator, but also a former Jaguar, Dee Webb. Webb was a seventh-round pick by the Jaguars in 2006, and was active in 11 games for the team as a rookie. Webb tallied 15 tackles, one interception, and one pass defensed in his lone season in the NFL. The former Gator struggled during training camp this season, as well as preseason, and was one of the Jaguars final cuts in September.

The next player that the Jaguars are auditioning at defensive back is former Arizona State Sun Devil, Chris McKenzie. McKenzie is a 25 year old that has spent his entire two-year pro career with the Houston Texans, before being recently released. McKenzie was a rookie in 2005 and played in just three games and totaled four tackles and a sack, before spending 2006 on the Texans injured reserve list. McKenzie has a connection with Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, as he played for Koetter at Arizona State. McKenzie ran a 4.32/40 when coming out of college.

The final player that the Jaguars are working out is former USC Trojan, Will Poole. Poole won a national championship while at USC, and was a former fourth-round pick of the Miami Dolphins in 2004. Poole has been plagued with various knee injuries throughout his career, and spent two seasons on the Dolphins injured reserve list prior to his release at the end of 2006. Poole tried to make a comeback in New Orleans earlier this season before being waived, then he signed a two-year deal in Kansas City and was waived again in September during final cuts. Poole last played for Toronto in the CFL before being released yet again in October.

The Jaguars will likely have room on their roster as they are expected to release quarterback Todd Bouman later this week. It is also possible that the team could release kicker John Carney if opening day starter, Josh Scobee is healthy enough to go this week.

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