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Jaguars sign rookie Chark to 4-year deal worth about $4.5M

By The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th, 2018 @ 3:15pm


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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed rookie receiver DJ Chark to a four-year contract worth about $4.5 million.

A second-round draft pick from LSU, Chark was slotted to get a $1.3 million signing bonus. He was the 61st overall selection.

The 6-foot-4 Chark caught 66 passes for 1,351 yards and six touchdowns in four years with the Tigers. He had a career-high 40 receptions for 874 yards as the team's top target in 2017.

The speedy Chark also ranked second in the Southeastern Conference by averaging 10.6 yards a punt return. He finished his college career with 1,817 all-purpose yards.

Chark says "to finally put your name on that piece of paper to solidify that you are indeed a player here is a surreal moment. I can't even put it in words right now."

The Jaguars have six of their seven draft picks under contract. Only first-round defensive lineman Taven Bryan remains unsigned.

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