Jacksonville Jaguars sign WR Marcus Simms

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On July 11, the Jacksonville Jaguars signed undrafted rookie WR, Marcus Simms, to their 90-man roster.  To make room for this move, the Jaguars waived injured rookie WR, Dredrick Snelson.

Simms, who is six feet tall and weighs 195 lb., attended West Virginia University and went undrafted in the supplemental draft after entering the NCAA transfer portal in April.

In 2018, Simms caught 46 passes for 699 yards and two TDs for the West Virginia Mountaineers. Simms led the team in punt returns (six returns for 58 yards) and kickoff returns (10 returns for 176 yards). During his 33-game collegiate career, Simms totaled 87 receptions for 1,457 yards (16.7 yards per catch) and eight TDs.

A native of Bowie, Maryland, Simms was a two-year starter and the team captain at Sherwood High School. He was a Maryland Consensus first-team All-State selection in 2015 after posting 43 receptions for 1,020 yards and 20 TDs in his senior year.

 

A look at the Jaguars All-25

 

Looking back at these past 25 years, who would have thought that the Jacksonville Jaguars would become such a gritty, proud and iconic staple of this city?  Win or lose. The Jags may have their ups and downs, but it’s pretty safe to say that without the franchise, Jacksonville wouldn’t be the grimy and ruthless, yet optimistic and loyal city that it is today. The franchise was born in 1994. In honor of the past 25 years, the Jacksonville Jaguars launched Jaguars All-25, a recognition of the top 25 non-active players in franchise history. Here’s a look at the players who have been honored throughout July, with more to be announced soon. Way to move those chains. 

 

25.  OL Chris Naeole (2002-07)

Chris Naeole became the state of Hawaii’s highest draft pick at the time when he was selected 10th overall by the New Orleans Saints. He started all 16 games of his first three seasons in Jacksonville and helped former RB, Fred Taylor, rush over 1,000 on each occasion. Over his 11-year career, Naeole started in 150 of the 154 games played with Jacksonville and New Orleans combined.

24.  Joel Smeenge (1995-00)

Defensive end, Joel Smeenge, played for the Jaguars from 1995-2000 and accumulated 34 total sacks in his career, making it the second-most number of sacks in franchise history, with Tony Brackens in first. Smeenge made it to the postseason from 1997-1999 and advanced to the AFC Championship in the historical 1999 season.

 

23.  QB David Garrard (2002-10)

 

David Garrard landed the role of QB from 2002-2010. Out of his 86 games, Garrard starred in 76 of them and completed 1,496 passes for 16,003 yards and 89 TDs, making it the third-most in franchise history. He also had the highest QB career passer rating in Jaguars history with an 85.8%. Garrard went off to play in the Pro Bowl following his 2009 season.

 

22.  DT Gary Walker (1999-2001)

 

With 46 out of 47 games played and four consecutive games with a sack in his 2001 season, DT Gary Walker joined players Kevin Hardy and Tony Brackens in being one of the first players to post double-digit sacks in a single season in franchise history.

 

21.  K Josh Scobee (2004-14)

 

During a time when the Jacksonville Jaguars were just down in the dumps, K Josh Scobee took one of the first steps (or first kick) at leading the Jags out of dark times. The eight-time winner of the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week award is also the Jags all-time leading scorer with 1,022 points in his career. Scobee appeared in 168 total games, the third-most in franchise history and is one of two kickers from the franchise to make 20 consecutive field goals. He registered over 100 points in three of his 11 seasons and indirectly gave fans free Firehouse Subs after the Firehouse franchise announced it would give away free medium subs if Scobee kicked a field goal over 40 yards.

 

20.  CB Aaron Beasley (1996-01)

 

CB Aaron Beasley was the Jags’ third-round pick in the 1996 NFL draft. He totaled 278 tackles, 15 interceptions and four defensive touchdowns in his six seasons with the team. Beasley also led the NFL in interception yards and touchdowns in the 1999 season and is tied for the second-most interceptions in a season in franchise history with six interceptions.

19. LB Mike Peterson

LB Mike Peterson was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in 1999 and joined the Jaguars franchise in 2003. In 2005, he led the team in total tackles (132) and was named a second-team All-Pro selection. Peterson had 837 total tackles in his career with his six seasons as a Jag, making him fourth in all-time franchise history.

18. OL Vince Manuwai

Manuwai was selected by the Jags in the 2003 NFL Draft in the third round and out of his five seasons with the franchise, he only missed one game. Manuwai helped the Jaguars rush for 2,541 yards in 2006 and 2,391 yards in 2007.

17. LB Kyle Brady

Brady was originally drafted in the 1995 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. He played for eight years with the Jaguars and totaled 13 TD while with the franchise. He has a total of 25 TDs, 343 receptions and 3,519 receiving yards throughout his NFL career.

More players will be announced later this month. For more information, visit www.jaguars.com/all25.     

 

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