Wilford signs for veteran's minimum

Updated: February 22, 2010, 8:05 PM ET
Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed veteran tight end Ernest Wilford to a one-year contract worth the veteran minimum of $630,000.

Wilford would have become an unrestricted free agent next week.

A fourth-round draft pick in 2004, Wilford has spent five of his six seasons in Jacksonville. He spent one year in Miami before rejoining the Jaguars last fall.

He had 11 receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown in 2009. He has 155 catches for 2,142 yards and 15 touchdowns in his career.

Wilford is expected to play a backup role to starter Marcedes Lewis and second-year player Zach Miller.


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