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Jaguars sign Deion Belue, release Beau Blankenship

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The Jaguars made a roster move prior to the start of training camp, bringing in an extra defensive back.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed rookie defensive back Deion Belue and waived rookie running back Beau Blankenship, the team announced on Wednesday afternoon. With both veteran Alan Ball and fourth-round pick Aaron Colvin beginning the season injured, the team needed some bodies at the position.

Belue, 5-11, 182, played two seasons at Alabama. He started his final two seasons and totaled three interceptions, 13 passes defensed and 7.5 tackles for loss. He totaled 40 tackles and returned a fumble 57 yards for a touchdown as a junior in 2012, the year Alabama won the National Championship.

It's likely that Belue will compete for a back up and special teams role with the Jaguars, but more than likely he will end up being camp fodder and cover for injuries.

Blankenship on the other hand flashed some potential in mini-camp and was someone that a lot of Jaguars fans thought would push to make the final roster.