The Jacksonville Jaguars made it official today, signing free agent Matt Turk to a 1-year $2 million contract with $600,000 guaranteed. Turk was signed to replace punter Adam Podlesh who recently inked a 5-year deal with the Chicago Bears, the Jaguars had planned on bringing Podlesh back. Turk has been in the league since 1995 and made the Pro-Bowl three times. He mad his first Pro-Bowl in 1996, when I was 14.
What else happened in 1996?
The New York Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves in six-games in the World Series in 1996.
Dolly the Sheep was cloned in 1996.
The English Patient won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1996.
Mad Cow disease struck the United Kingdom in 1996.
The number one song in America in 1996 was Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men - One Sweet Day.