Eyster Tries Out for Jaguars

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Former Delta State star quarterback Scott Eyster tried out for the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, but was not signed by the team.

Instead the Jaguars signed former Number One draft pick Tim Couch to a two-year contract.

Couch will get a chance to revive his career as a backup to quarterback Byron Leftwich.

Couch, the top pick by Cleveland in 1999, hasn't played a down in the NFL since the 2004 preseason.

Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio wanted to take a look at the former Kentucky star, who had shoulder surgery last year.

The Jaguars needed another quarterback in training camp because third-stringer Quinn Gray has an ankle injury and is on the physically unable to perform list.

The Jaguars also have backup David Garrard and undrafted rookie Lester Ricard.

Eyster and Sam Hollenbach from Maryland worked out alongside Couch Sunday, and the Jaguars struck a deal with Couch after a physical.

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