The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Tuesday morning that the team has signed 2013 fifth-round draft pick Denard Robinson to a contract, making him the sixth player of the eight drafted by the team this year to receive a deal.
The former Michigan quarterback will report to training camp on July 25 and begin practicing with the team the next day. He said on Tuesday that he's excited to ink his first NFL contract and looks forward to his first day on the practice field in two weeks:
“It’s a great feeling to sign my first NFL contract. It’s something I’ve been waiting my whole life for and I’m ready to get to camp later this month and get back to work. I was able to get a feel for the NFL game during the offseason and I look forward to getting the pads on and just keep improving with each practice.”
Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell said he's excited to officially have Robinson on the roster. The team drafted him as a running-back but he could end up at wide-receiver.
"As I said before, we expect to have all eight draft picks under contract prior to the beginning of training camp. We are excited to get Denard under contract. He had a very productive offseason for us and will continue to get better with each practice. He’s passionate about football and has been a very good team player.”
The six-foot, 197 pound Florida native led Michigan to a win in the Sugar Bowl en route to finishing his career with the Wolverines with more rushing yards than any other quarterback in NCAA history (4,495), including a single season record in 2010 in which he recorded 1,702 yards. BURKE: Are Patriots still the team to beat in the AFC East? Dolphins linebacker doesn't think so