Man, if there is a last name I want for a lineman it is Slaughter.
Since Vince Manuwai is out for the season, roster moves had to be made. Manuwai was placed on the injured reserved list and the Jaguars signed veteran linebackers Millford Brown and Chad Slaughter. Obviously, because we were able to pick up these two guys in the actual season, they are not the cream of the crop. However, if there is one thing we need it is healthy offensive linemen. You won’t see this girl complaining. No siree. Well. Until Garrard gets sacked and Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew have to dodge six tackles to get some ground game going. Then I will be complaining.
A bit about Brown:
Brown was drafted by Houston in the supplemental draft of 2002. Brown played college ball at Florida State, continuing the Jaguar tradition of not having any players from Miami on their roster. Brown played for Houston, Arizona and Saint Louis before playing with Carolina this preseason. He was obviously cut from their roster since we were able to pick him up. He is 28.
A bit about Slaughter:
Besides his awesome last name, Slaughter was actually picked up by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted agent out of Alcorn State. He spent his rookie season with the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Jets before playing for Oakland for five years. The Baltimore Ravens had him during preseason but just like Brown he suffer from the final roster cuts. He is 30 years old. The most interesting thing is that he played with the Raiders until 2006 and he must have been out of the game until the Ravens put him in for preseason in July. You can spin that as “he won’t show his years” or “he is really rusty” depending on how well he does against the Buffalo Bills this Sunday.