Tuesday, September 06, 2011

McCarthy signed to Jaguars practice squad

Former Yale football captain Tom McCarthy was signed to the practice squad of the Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday according to Yale football coach Tom Williams, who was an assistant coach with the Jaguars before taking the Yale job.

McCarthy, a 6-foot-6, 252-pound defensive end, was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted rookie free agent.

McCarthy had solo tackles in Atlanta's first two preseason games including the Aug. 19 game at Jacksonville. McCarthy played in three preseason games for the Falcons before being cut on Friday.

The Jaguars filled seven of the eight practice-squad positions on Sunday. Defensive lineman Daniel Bladridge, linebackers Jacob Cutrera and Mike Lockley, defensive backs Matt Estrada and T.J. Heath and running back DuJuan Harris were signed after being cut by the Jaguars while receiver Tyler Beiler was signed to the squad after being cut by the San Francisco 49ers.

McCarthy is the second member of the 2010 Yale football squad to be signed to a practice squad. Fullback Shane Bannon is on the Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad. Bannon was taken in the seventh round of April's NFL draft and was cut by the Chiefs on Saturday.

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