The Jacksonville Jaguars signed third-year wide receiver Jordan Shipley to a contract and waived fullback Will Ta’ufo’ou, the club announced today.
Shipley, 6-0, 188, has played in 18 games with four starts since entering the NFL as a third-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010. He has 56 career receptions for 614 yards and three touchdowns along with five career receptions of 25-plus yards. He saw action for one game with Tampa Bay earlier this season before he was waived on Sept. 25.
The former Texas standout suffered a season-ending knee injury in week two of the 2011 season. As a rookie with the Bengals in 2010, he led all AFC rookies with 52 catches for 600 yards along with three touchdowns.
Shipley, a native of Burnet, Texas, finished his collegiate career with a school-record 248 receptions and ranked second with 3,191 receiving yards and 33 touchdowns. He tied a school record with three touchdowns on punt returns and also had a kickoff return for a touchdown. He was a first-team All-America selection as a senior, finishing with a school-record 116 catches for 1,485 yards.Shipley will wear jersey number #16.