The Jacksonville Jaguars today were awarded fourth-year defensive end Brandon Deaderick off waivers from New England. Rookie wide receiver Cole McKenzie was waived from the roster.
Deaderick, 6-4, 305, was originally a seventh-round draft pick of New England in 2010 and played in 34 games with 14 starts over the past three seasons for the Patriots before he was waived on May 13. His career totals include 51 tackles, five sacks and two forced fumbles. He started at least four games in all three seasons.
Deaderick played in 14 games in 2012 and finished with 14 tackles, one sack, two quarterback hits, two forced fumbles and one pass defensed. He registered his lone sack on December 30 against Miami. He started five games in 2011 and totaled 20 tackles and two sacks. He played in all three postseason games and sacked Eli Manning in Super Bowl XLVI against the Giants.
A native of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Deaderick started 31 of 44 games at Alabama where he totaled 82 tackles and eight sacks. As a senior in 2009, he started 10 games and tallied 4.5 tackles for loss and one sack. He attended Elizabethtown High School in Kentucky where he finished his senior season with seven sacks.