Jaguars, former Gator Evans agree to contract


Former Florida Gator Josh Evans does the chomp before speaking to the crowd and signing autographs during the Jacksonville Jaguars Caravan at the Oaks Mall on June 19 in Gainesville. Evans and the Jags agreed to terms Thursday on a rookie contract.

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Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 4:33 p.m.

JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Jaguars won't have any training camp holdouts.

The team and sixth-round draft pick Josh Evans agreed to terms Thursday on a rookie contract. The last of the team's eight draft picks to be under contract, the safety from Florida is expected to sign Monday. Under the rookie slotting system, he should get a signing bonus around $130,000.

With Evans agreeing, Jacksonville won't have any rookie holdouts when camp begins next Friday. The Jaguars have dealt with holdouts each of the last five years, beginning with defensive end Derrick Harvey's 33-day absence in 2008. Left tackle Eugene Monroe, defensive lineman Tyson Alualu, quarterback Blaine Gabbert and receiver Justin Blackmon also failed to report on time.

Evans finished his college career with 154 tackles, five interceptions and 3 sacks.

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