Jaguars Sign Workout Rookies Junior, Blankenship

View Comments
(Source: AP)

(Source: AP)

Miami Dolphins

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed two workout rookies, adding safety Jerome Junior and running back Beau Blankenship.

Junior and Blankenship were two of 26 players who worked out during a two-day rookie minicamp that ended Saturday.

The Jaguars waived place-kicker Jeff Budzien and punter Chad Zinchini to make room for the newcomers on the 90-man roster.

The 6-foot-1, 207-pound Junior transferred to Winston-Salem State in 2013 after four years at Connecticut. The Huskies dismissed him for an undisclosed violation of team rules.

The 5-foot-9, 206-pound Blankenship played his freshman season at Iowa State and was a three-year letterman at Ohio. He set a school record with 1,604 yards rushing as a junior and ran for 910 yards and five touchdowns as a senior in 2013.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,923 other followers