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Jaguars add 18 workout players

Posted Apr 16, 2013

Jaguars invite 18 players on workout basis for voluntary veteran mini-camp

The Jaguars have invited 18 players to participate in this week’s voluntary veteran mini-camp on a workout basis. They will join the Jaguars’ 59 veterans under contract.   The Jaguars will have a three-day mini-camp beginning today and concluding on Thursday, April 18.

 

Workout veterans (18)

Pos.

Player

Ht.

Wt.

Age

College

DT

Ryan Baker

6-5

294

28

Purdue

S

Chris Banjo

5-10

204

23

Southern Methodist

OT

Patrick Brown

6-5

303

26

Central Florida

TE

DeMarco Cosby

6-3

249

24

Central Missouri

CB

Kennard Cox

6-0

190

27

Pittsburgh

DE

Pannel Egboh

6-6

277

27

Stanford

LB

Stephen Franklin

6-0

238

24

Southern Illinois

C

Dan Gerberry

6-3

302

27

Ball State

LB

D.J. Holt

6-0

245

24

California

C

Tyler Horn

6-4

297

24

Miami (Florida)

WR

Jaymar Johnson

6-2

220

28

Jackson State

LB

Jameson Konz

6-3

234

26

Kent State

OT

James Lee

6-4

304

27

South Carolina State

S

Sabby Piscitelli

6-3

224

29

Oregon State

DE

Jerome Raymond

6-3

237

22

Morehead State

WR

Owen Spencer

6-2

192

25

North Carolina State

TE

Nick Tow-Arnett

6-3

241

28

Minnesota

S

Matt Ware

6-3

210

30

UCLA

                               

Photo Gallery of new players

#91  Ryan Baker

Defensive Tackle

6-5  294

Purdue

Indianapolis, Indiana

Born November 25, 1984

NFL Exp.: 4th Year

Career notes: Played in 17 games for the Miami Dolphins the past four seasons (2009-12) … Entered NFL as a rookie free agent with the Dolphins in 2009 … Career totals include six tackles (four solo) and 0.5 sacks … Played in a career-high eight games in 2010 … Saw action in one game for the Dolphins in 2012 before he was released on Sept. 18 … Four-year letterman at Purdue and finished career with 88 tackles (55 solo), 24 tackles for loss, eight sacks, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions … Holds degree in business management … Attended Bishop Chatard High School in Indianapolis, Ind., and was named Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year.

 

 

#26  Chris Banjo

Safety

5-10  204

Southern Methodist

Sugar Land, Texas

Born February 26, 1990

NFL Exp.: Rookie

Career notes:  Four-year starting safety at SMU … Participated on a tryout basis in 2012 for Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers at rookie minicamp … Was at 2013 Dallas Super Regional Combine … Honorable-mention All-Conference USA selection as a senior … Started all 12 games as a senior and posted 82 tackles (50 solo) … Started all 14 games as a junior and was named second-team All-Conference USA … Tallied a career-best 92 tackles with 6.5 for loss along with two interceptions … Made 86 tackles as a sophomore … Attended Kempner High School in Texas.

 

 

#73  Patrick Brown

Offensive Tackle

6-5  303

Central Florida

St. Charles, Illinois

Born December 25, 1986

NFL Exp.: 2nd Year

Career notes: Second-year tackle has spent time with Miami, Minnesota, New York Jets, New England and Carolina … Was originally signed by the Panthers as a rookie free agent in 2009 and spent remainder of the season on the Vikings’ practice squad … Saw action for 15 games with the Vikings in 2011 at both tackle positions and on special teams … Spent final three games of the 2012 season with the Dolphins but did not see any action … Started 50 straight games at left tackle for Central Florida … Named second-team All-Conference USA as a senior … Earned degree in communications with a minor in marketing … Attended St. Charles North High School in Illinois … Also lettered in track, participating in shot put and discus.

 

#88  DeMarco Cosby

Tight End

6-3  249

Central Missouri

Kansas City, Missouri

Born July 2, 1988

NFL Exp.: 1st Year

Career notes: Has spent time with St. Louis, Green Bay and Kansas City … Has not played in a regular season game … Entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with St. Louis in 2011 … Spent training camp with the Packers in 2012 and was waived on final cuts … Spent final six week of the 2012 season on the Chiefs practice squad … Finished collegiate career with 141 receptions for 2,146 yards and 20 touchdowns … Started 14 games as a senior and had 71 catches for 970 yards (13.7 avg.) and 10 touchdowns … Attended Lincoln Prep High School in Kansas City, Mo.

#35  Kennard Cox

Cornerback

6-0  190

Pittsburgh

Miami, Florida

Born August 17, 1985

NFL Exp.: 3rd Year

Career notes: Third-year pro has played in 29 games and spent time with Buffalo, Green Bay, Jacksonville and Seattle … Played under Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley with the Seahawks from 2010-11 … Was not with an NFL team in 2012 … Career totals include 10 tackles (five solo) and 0.5 sacks along with 13 special teams tackles … Played in a career-high 12 games in 2009 for the Seahawks and posted a career-high six special teams tackles … Originally selected by Buffalo in the seventh round of the 2008 draft … Signed by Jaguars to active roster on Dec. 8, 2008 and played in two games … Saw action in four games for the Jaguars in 2009 … Started final 24 games in college and totaled 98 tackles (66 solo) and two interceptions … Three-year starter at Miami Killian High School … Has three cousins who played in the NFL: Torrie Cox, Marcus Hamilton and Roscoe Parrish. 

#96  Pannel Egboh

Defensive End

6-6  277

Stanford

Mesquite, Texas

Born March 23, 1986

NFL Exp.: 2nd Year

Career notes: Second-year pro played in 12 games for the Tennessee Titans in 2012 after spending the 2011 season on the club’s practice squad … Has also spent time with San Francisco, Houston and Philadelphia …  Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the 49ers in 2009 … Name pronounced (Puh-nell Egg-bow) … Switched from tight end to defensive end following his freshman season at Stanford … Started 10 of 12 games as a senior and collected 31 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks … Led all Cardinal defensive linemen as a junior with a career-high 49 tackles along with 13.5 tackles for loss and six sacks … Was not highly recruited out of North Mesquite High School because of his lack of experience with the game … Father pulled him out of football his junior year at North Mesquite High School for making a ‘B’ in one class … Except for one playoff game at the end of his sophomore year, he had no varsity football game experience until his senior season … Family is of Nigerian heritage …

#44  Stephen Franklin

Linebacker

6-0  238

Southern Illinois

Kansas City, Missouri

Born September 26, 1988

NFL Exp.: 1st Year

Career notes: First-year linebacker has spent time with Cincinnati, Seattle and Jacksonville … Played in five games for the Jaguars in 2011, his only action in the regular season, and totaled three tackles and three special teams tackles … Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Bengals in 2011 … Four-year letterman at Southern Illinois … Played in 50 games and tallied 174 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and one interception … Attended North Kansas City High School where he was a four-year team captain … Two-time all-conference pick at running back and linebacker.

#62  Dan Gerberry

Center

6-3  302

Ball State

Youngstown, Ohio

Born November 10, 1985

NFL Exp.: 1st Year

Career notes: Spent parts of the last four seasons with Detroit … Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Lions in 2009 … Was waived during final cuts in 2012 … Has not played in an NFL regular season game … Four-year starter at Ball State, starting 50 games … First-team All-MAC selection as a senior and part of line that ranked first in conference and fourth in nation for fewest sacks allowed … Attended Austintown Fitch High School in Ohio.

#56  D.J. Holt

Linebacker

6-1  245

California

Encino, California

Born December 1, 1988

NFL Exp.: 1st Year

Career notes: Signed by Washington as a rookie free agent in 2012 and was waived during final cuts … Played in 50 of 51 possible games during his collegiate career and made 33 starts … Finished his career with 218 tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and eight passes defensed … Started all 13 games as a senior and ranked second on the club with 82 tackles and a career-high 10.5 tackles for loss … Attended Crespi Carmelite High School in California …  Full name is Donnell Lamont Holt

#68  Tyler Horn

Center

6-4  297

Miami (Florida)

Memphis, Tennessee

Born March 1, 1989

NFL Exp.: 1st Year

Career notes: Signed by Atlanta as a rookie free agent in Atlanta and was waived on final cuts … Spent second half of the season on Tennessee’s practice squad … Four-year letterman and two-year starter at Miami (Fla.)  … Started all 12 games as a senior and earned second-team All-ACC honors … Played 750 snaps and allowed only two sacks … Played one season under current Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch … Started all 13 games as a junior … Helped University High School to back-to-back state championships as a sophomore and junior.

#80  Jaymar Johnson

Wide Receiver

6-2  220

Jackson State

Gary, Indiana

Born July 10, 1984

NFL Exp.: 3rd Year

Career notes: Has played in seven career games and totaled one reception for nine yards … Was originally a sixth-round draft pick of Minnesota in 2008 where he spent parts of three seasons (2008-10) … Signed to Arizona’s practice squad in 2011 where he spent the majority of the season … Was waived following training camp in 2012 … Three-year starter at Jackson State and totaled 88 receptions for 1,425 yards and 10 TDs … Also scored via rush and punt return … Played collegiately with NFL quarterback Tarvaris Jackson … Attended William A. Wirt High School in Gary, Ind. … Had 20 receiving touchdowns as a senior.

 

#46  Jameson Konz

Linebacker

6-3  234

Kent State

Uniontown, Ohio

Born July 2, 1986

NFL Exp.: 3rd Year

Career notes: Originally drafted by Seattle in the seventh round of the 2010 draft … Spent entire rookie season on injured reserve after suffering a hip injury during training camp … Was waived during final cuts in 2011 but was signed to the club’s practice squad … Promoted to the active roster on Oct. 4, 2011 but was placed on injured reserve after suffering a knee injury in his first career game on Oct. 9 at the New York Giants … Spent 2012 training camp with the Seahawks before he was waived on final cuts … Played in 48 games at Kent State, his first three seasons at linebacker and final season at wide receiver … Finished with 90 tackles and two sacks and had 23 receptions for 310 yards and two touchdowns as a senior … Attended Lake High School in Ohio where he played both offense and defense.

 

#74  James Lee

Offensive Tackle

6-4  304

South Carolina State

Belle Glade, Florida

Born August 17, 1985

NFL Exp.: 5th Year

Career notes: Fifth-year tackle has played in 19 games with 10 starts … Has spent time with Cleveland, Tampa Bay and Washington … Originally signed as a rookie free agent with the Browns in 2008 … His 19 career games played all came with the Buccaneers from 2008-11 … Played in a career-high 15 games with nine starts in 2010 for the Buccaneers … Was waived by the Redskins following training camp in 2012 … Started 31 of 33 games at South Carolina State and was named third-team All-America by the Associated Press and MEAC Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior.

 

#31   Sabby Piscitelli

Safety

6-3  224

Oregon State

Boca Raton, Florida

Born August 24, 1983

NFL Exp.: 6th Year

Career notes:  Sixth-year safety has played in 66 career games with 22 starts with career totals of 140 tackles, five interceptions, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery … Former second round draft pick of Tampa Bay (64th overall) in the 2007 draft … Played 45 games for the Buccaneers from 2007-10 … Appeared in five games for Cleveland in 2010 … Spent 2011 season with Kansas City and played in all 16 games, his last game action in the NFL … Played in 48 games with 36 starts for Oregon State … Finished collegiate career with 178 tackles, three fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and 29 passes defensed … Ranked second in school history with 15 interceptions … Earned All-Pac 10 Conference first-team honors as a senior … Attended Boca Raton (FL) High School and did not compete in football until his junior year … Full name: Sabatino Carmine Piscitelli.

 

#79  Jerome Raymond

Defensive End

6-3  237

Morehead State

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Born July 30, 1990

NFL Exp.: Rookie

Career notes: Participated on a tryout basis at the 2012 Atlanta Falcons rookie minicamp … Played in Gridiron University All-American game and Football Championship Subdivision Senior Scout Bowl following senior season … Four-year letterman finished collegiate career with 27 sacks and 41 tackles for loss … Named to All-Pioneer League first-team after posting 11.5 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss in final season … Had 11.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss as a junior along with three fumble recoveries.

 

#83  Owen Spencer

Wide Receiver

6-3  192

North Carolina State

Leland, North Carolina

Born November 2, 1987

NFL Exp.: 1st Year

Career notes: Has not played in an NFL regular season game … Originally signed as a rookie free agent by Tennessee in 2011 and has also spent time with Seattle, Detroit, Minnesota and Cleveland … Was with the Browns for training camp in 2012 and was waived on final cuts … Four-year letterman at North Carolina State and recorded 126 career receptions for 2,441 yards with 15 touchdowns … Earned All-ACC second-team honors as a senior after registering 60 catches for 912 yards and four touchdowns … Led the nation as a junior with a 25.5 average per reception on 30 catches for 765 yards … Attended North Brunswick High School in Leland, N.C. … Had 26 touchdown catches in his final two seasons.

 

#49  Nick Tow-Arnett

Tight End

6-3  241

Minnesota

Redwoods Falls, Minnesota

Born September 7, 1984

NFL Exp.: 1st Year

Career notes: Originally signed as a rookie free agent by Dallas in 2010 and also spent time on Seattle’s practice squad as a rookie … Has not been in an NFL camp the last two years … Played under Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch at Minnesota in 2009 … Started all 13 games as a senior at Minnesota and ranked second on the club with a career-high 37 receptions for 505 yards and three touchdowns … Appeared in all 13 games as a junior and produced 10 receptions for 140 yards and one touchdown … Played in all 12 games as a sophomore and had 10 catches for 149 yards … Walked on at Minnesota two years after graduating from Redwood Valley High School.

 

#27  Matt Ware

Safety

6-3  210

UCLA

Santa Monica, California

Born December 2, 1982

NFL Exp.: 8th Year

Career notes: Veteran safety has played in 95 games with three starts … Has three career forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one interception … Originally a third-round pick (89th overall) by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2004 draft where he played two seasons … Claimed off waivers by Arizona on Sept. 2, 2006 and played five seasons for the Cardinals before he was released during final cuts in 2011 … Was not with an NFL team in 2012 … Posted a career-high 27 tackles in 2009 before he was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury causing him to miss the final three games … Three-year starter at UCLA at both cornerback and free safety … Attended Loyola High School in Los Angeles, Calif. … Earned USA Today and Parade All-America honors … Also lettered in track and baseball … Selected in the 21st round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft by the Seattle Mariners as a centerfielder and spent summers of 2002 and 2003 playing for the Peoria Mariners of the MLB’s rookie league.

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