Jaguars sign pair of cornerbacks


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – On Monday the Jaguars signed a pair or cornerbacks that will begin competing for a roster spot, when the team holds its first organized team activity (OTA) of the off-season on Tuesday.

Tyler Patmon, 5-10, 188, has appeared in 24 career games with two starts and has totaled 21 tackles and seven passes defensed, including one INT. He spent 2016 splitting time between the practice squads of the Kansas City Chiefs and Carolina Panthers. In 2015, Patmon played in 13 games, including 11 for the Dallas Cowboys and two for the Dolphins.

 “I feel like I can do it all,” said Patmon after signing his contract. “I’m going to come in here and the first thing I’m going to do is work hard, work my butt off for the coaches and do whatever they want me to do. I can play special teams, I can play corner, I can play nickel, so wherever they see me fit is what I’m ready to do.”

On Monday the Jaguars also signed fourth-year CB Brian Dixon. To make room on the roster, the team placed WR Bryan Walters on their reserve/injured list.

 “It’s a great opportunity,” said Dixon after signing his contract. “Jacksonville is a great program. I’m a Florida native and this has always been one of my favorite teams growing up. I’m just happy to be here.”

 Dixon, 6-0, 195, has appeared in 37 career games and has totaled 42 tackles and one pass defensed. Dixon finished the 2016 season with the Arizona Cardinals after being signed off the New Orleans Saints’ practice squad on Dec. 28, 2016.