The Jacksonville Jaguars were looking for, and got themselves some linebacker help on Sunday, as the team has signed unrestricted free agent LB Chris Claiborne to a one-year deal. The former first rounder was released by the Giants last October and was not in a training camp this summer. Reports say that he had a strong workout with the Jags, and that the deal likely was for the NFL minimum base salary of $720,000. Part of the reason for the signing is for depth, the other is to help out in a pinch, as right now Clint Ingram is hurt with an ankle injury. He did not play in the teams preseason game Thursday vs the Packers.
Claiborne was the Lions first round pick in 1999, and last season spent four weeks with the Giants, playing in two games and reocrding two tackles. He has played with the Lions, Vikings, Rams, Giants, and now the Jags. In eight seasons, Claiborne has 569 tackles, 15 sacks, eight interceptions, 30 passes defensed, and eight forced fumbles. He has appeared in 105 games.