Jaguars sign former Texans Ball, Forsett

Jaguars sign former Texans Ball, Forsett

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HOUSTON,TX - OCTOBER 21: Alan Ball #22 of the Houston Texans after keeping the ball from going into the endzone in the first half against the Baltimore Ravens at Reliant Stadium on October 21, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Ball and former Texans running back Justin Forsett signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday.

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by MARK LONG / The Associated Press

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Posted on March 15, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 22 at 9:52 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars, quiet during the first few days of free agency, have signed cornerback Alan Ball, running back Justin Forsett and defensive tackle Roy Miller.

They signed contracts Friday, joining linebacker Geno Hayes in the team’s free-agent class.

Ball spent last season in Houston after playing five years in Dallas. He is expected to compete for a starting job for the Jaguars, who recently parted ways with cornerbacks Derek Cox, Rashean Mathis and Aaron Ross. Ball has 22 career starts and three interceptions.

Forsett has played for Indianapolis (2008), Seattle (2008-11) and Houston (2012). He has 1,661 yards and eight touchdowns. He will compete for the backup job behind Maurice Jones-Drew.

Miller spent the last four seasons in Tampa Bay, recording 140 tackles and three sacks. He replaces Terrance Knighton.

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