Monday, August 31, 2009

Jaguars are happy with Bouman, not pursuing another quarterback

After the Jacksonville Jaguars waive their third quarterback Paul Smith on July 31, there had been reports saying that the Jaguars were pursuing another quarterback to fill the spot. However, Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said on Sunday that the team was satisfied with its own backup quarterback Todd Bouman.
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Bouman, a 37-year-old veteran, played briefly with the Jaguars in both 2007 and 2008 and was resigned on May 12. He got the job to back up David Garrard after the other competitor Cleo Lemon was released on June 17, the same day when the Jaguars re-signed Todd Boeckman, who was originally to fill Smith’s spot on the roster but was waived on July 31.

“You hear things but in all honesty I’m no different than I was in my first and second year,” Bouman said. “I go out each day to practice and try to get better and help the team win. You do anything you possibly can to help the team and after that, whatever happens, happens.”

Bouman has started six games during his career and used to play for the Vikings, the Saints, the Packers and the Ravens. This year, he completed 27 of 58 passes for 309 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the three preseason games for the Jaguars.

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