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Jacksonville Jaguars Sign Punter Matt Turk and Defensive Back Drew Coleman

July 29th, 2011 at 8:13 PM
By Brendan Sonnone

The free agent frenzy that has been the Jacksonville Jaguars' offseason continued today as the Jaguars reportedly signed punter Matt Turk and  defensive back Drew Coleman.

This news has been somewhat shadowed by the addition of safety Dawan Landry, but Turk and Coleman will serve their purpose. 

Houston Texans kicker Neil Rackers (4) and holder Matt Turk (1) celebrate a fieldgoal to win the game in overtime against the Washington Redskins in an NFL football game in Landover, Maryland, September 19, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

Turk, 43, agreed to terms with the Jaguars on Thursday and he will be the top candidate to replace Adam Podlesh, who signed with the Chicago Bears.

A former Pro Bowler (1996-1998), Turk is past his prime but still is serviceable. He spent the last four years with the Houston Texans and will compete with rookie Brian Saunders out of Virginia Tech. 

Coleman, formerly of the New York Jets, has been a solid reserve the past five years and will make a strong impact as a nickle corner and special teams player. He reportedly came to terms with the Jaguars on Friday evening

Tags: Adam Podlesh, Dawan, Drew Coleman, free agent, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, Matt Turk

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