Jags ink Iwuh: Three years, $3.5 million

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    <em>Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky</em> <p> <table border="0" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="2" align="right"> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" bgcolor="#c0c0c0"> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="100%"> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><img src="http://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nfl/players/65/9992.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" width="65" height="90" align="left" /></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <font face="Arial" size="1" style="line-height: 1.5em"><font color="#808080">Iwuh </font> </font></td> </tr> </table> The Jaguars finished 2008 with three restricted free agents to-be.</p> <p>Fullback and special teamer <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=10057" target="_new">Montell Owens</a> was locked up a while back. Thursday the team announced it has signed reserve linebacker and special teamer <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=9992" target="_new">Brian Iwuh</a> to a three-year deal worth just over $3.5 million.</p> <p>Iwuh played in 15 games last season and was fourth on special teams with 12 tackles. He's played in 43 games since joining the club as a rookie free agent out of Colorado in 2006.</p> <p>The Jags now have only defensive end <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=9799" target="_new">James Wyche</a> on the verge of restricted free agency.</p> <p>Under new GM Gene Smith, the team's first couple contracts have been smaller deals with lesser known guys.</p> <p>But some teams have successfully started rebuilds by strengthening and solidifying the bottom of the roster with role players. That looks like what the Jaguars are doing here, and securing a guy for three years instead of letting him get to unrestricted free agency in a year is a good play if you like him in his role.</p>

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    in other news, the jaguars have no fans.
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