Jaguars Replace Manuwai With Brown, Slaughter

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.

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  • Baldwin

    Hopefully these big guys will sure up out O-Line.

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  • OMAR

    Yup. Nothing patches a leaky offensive line quite like a couple of cast off linebackers. I honestly didn’t realize there was such a need at linebacker. Are there Jaguars LBs hurt that we don’t know about?

  • Jeanne

    I think we pretty much know about everyone:

    Brad Meester
    Richard Collier
    Mo Williams (I still haven’t found out his status)
    Vince Manuwai

    Unfortunately, Brad Meester was a huge loss all by himself. Richard Collier is technically a backup but he and Barnes fight for the starting job. They were in a rotation and I think it benifited the line because Garrard’s blind side had fresh legs. Now the whole weight is on Barnes and as obvious by the critical sack he allowed, it allows for more mistakes.

    Like Baldwin said, the two guys we picked up are HUGE. Both are over 300 pounds. Hopefully they’ll be like big Grady last year. They’ll just be so big no one can get around them.