Advantage Bouman

This time, the quarterback duel went to Todd Bouman. Bouman has apparently locked down the Jaguars' backup QB spot to starter David Garrard, following the release of veteran Cleo Lemon. A year ago, the two veteran quarterbacks vied for the job with Lemon sticking with the club and Bouman handed his walking papers.

The team thought highly enough of Lemon to award him a three-year, $8.1 million deal that included $3 million in guaranteed money last year. The six-year veteran didn't do a lot to earn his money in 2008, playing in just one game and throwing two incomplete passes.

Bouman, who will be 37 when training camp opens in August, is in his 11th season, mostly as a career backup. He has played with six NFL teams and started six games in his 11 years -- three each with the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings.

The Jaguars still have four quarterbacks on their roster as the same day they terminated Lemon's contract, they signed undrafted free agent Todd Boeckman. The former Ohio State quarterback lost his job three games into his senior season in 2008 when freshman Terrelle Pryor took over the starting spot. The signing of Boeckman, who served as offensive captain for the Buckeyes last year, continues a trend that the Jaguars started with their latest draft picks, a number of whom served as their team captain in their final year in college.

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