New Jaguar Scouting Report: Chad Slaughter

The Jaguars officially placed guard Vince Manuwai on the injured reserve list yesterday with a torn ACL. With Manuwai's roster spot, the team signed former Oakland Raiders tackle, Chad Slaughter. Find out what were were able to dig up on him.

Slaughter, 30, signed with Baltimore on July 31, 2008 but was released on August 30 in final cuts. The 6-8, 340-pound offensive tackle spent five seasons with the Oakland Raiders (2001-06) after spending his rookie season in 2000 with the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets. All of his 43 career games and seven starts were in Oakland. The fifth-year veteran originally signed with Dallas as an undrafted rookie out of Alcorn State. He will wear jersey No. 68.

To get a real scouting report on Slaughter, we asked Silver and Black Illustrated publisher Mike Wagaman, who was kind enough to share his thoughts—

When he was with Oakland, Slaughter was basically a career backup. The team loved his size but he never could get into the starting lineup even when they had sub-par talent ahead of him. But he kept coming back year after year, which was surprising to a lot of people. Not to beat the guy down but he really never did much to impress me.

The Jaguars have been busy signing big guys for depth as three-fifths of their starting offensive line is now out. The team is hopeful that at least one of these guys can be a serviceable patch.

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