McCree returns to Jacksonville

Updated: June 4, 2009, 12:24 PM ET
Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed veteran safety Marlon McCree, bringing him back to where he began his career.

The Jaguars also waived defensive tackle Nader Abdallah and safety Kevin Patterson on Thursday.

McCree likely will be the primary backup to starting safeties Reggie Nelson and Sean Considine this fall.

Jacksonville drafted McCree in the seventh round in 2001. He started 27 games before coach Jack Del Rio waived him in 2003. McCree has since played for Houston, Carolina, San Diego and Denver. He has 91 career starts, including eight games with the Broncos last season. He has 478 tackles and 16 interceptions in eight seasons.

Abdallah and Patterson, both rookies, signed with Jacksonville after April's draft.


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