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Jaguars officially sign QB Mike Glennon, release DT Carl Davis

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Today, the Jaguars made it official by signing quarterback Mike Glennon.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars announced the official signing of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers third-round selection quarterback Mike Glennon. To make room, the team released veteran defensive tackle Carl Davis.

The Jaguars originally agreed to terms with Glennon last week, adding a veteran presence to the team’s quarterback room, with the thought of helping starting quarterback Garnder Minshew II continue to develop.

“For me, there is a comfort level that comes into having a veteran presence in that room with the young guys that we have, you know, with Gardner, and Dobbs, and with Jake now,” Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said last week. “I feel real comfortable about where Jay is as the coordinator and a former quarterback, and Ben, as far as their knowledge and things of that nature. But I always think there is a part of learning that occurs outside of your coaches, you know, with the people who are around you.”

The Jaguars and Marrone have wanted to sign a quarterback during the offseason since trading former Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles to the Chicago Bears earlier this year. Marrone suggested on Friday that Glennon’s background with John Gruden, Jaguars offensive coordinator Jay Gruden’s brother, in Oakland could help assist the quarterback in getting acclimated to the team’s offense, although there are philosophical differences between the two.

“I pretty much relied on, hey listen, thinking about when he was coming out and all of the word that we did on him when he was coming out, and how this guy was going to be able to fit in to what we wanted to do and fit in to the locker room and the quarterback room. I was just looking to make sure that we got the best guy for our team.”