Jaguars Sign Tight End Ernest Wilford

Wilford Scored Game-Winning TD Against Jags For Miami Last Week

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jaguars signed sixth-year veteran tight end Ernest Wilford Tuesday, days after Wilford scored a touchdown against the Jaguars for Miami in the teams' first preseason game.

The Jaguars also waived defensive tackle Jonathan Lewis.

Wilford, 6-foot-4, 235 pounds, was originally a fourth-round pick of the Jaguars in 2004 as a wide receiver. He signed with Miami as an unrestricted free agent in 2008 and was released Wednesday.

Wilford scored in the game-winning touchdown in the teams' season opener on Aug. 17 in Miami, a 12-9 win for the Dolphins.

He has played in 70 career games with 37 starts and career totals of 144 receptions for 2,019 yards and 14 touchdowns. All 37 of his starts came with the Jaguars and he ranks second in team history with a 14.1-yard average per reception.

In 2008 Wilford played in seven games with the Dolphins and finished with three receptions for 25 yards. He played in all 16 games at wide receiver for the Jaguars in 2007 with a career-high 14 starts, leading the team with 45 receptions for 518 yards with three touchdowns.

He finished with seven touchdown receptions in 2005, joining Jimmy Smith and Keenan McCardell as the only Jaguars receivers to have six-plus touchdowns in a season.

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