Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Notebook; Jags Sign Free-Agent Moll to Provide Help on Offensive Line

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Notebook; Jags Sign Free-Agent Moll to Provide Help on Offensive Line

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Byline: Tania Ganguli

The Jaguars added another unrestricted free agent Wednesday - and he's expected to play in a preseason game on just his second day with the team.

Jacksonville signed offensive lineman Tony Moll, who has played guard, tackle and tight end during his five previous years. Moll spent the past two seasons in Baltimore and was in Green Bay before that. He was drafted in 2006, along with Jaguars guard Jason Spitz, by the Packers.

"This is going to be a really good experience," Moll said. "I feel this is going to be, it's a good fit. I'm a guy that can play any position, right or left. Hopefully, coaches will be able to see that. I believe that's also one of the reasons they brought me in for."

The Jaguars open the preseason in New England tonight against the Patriots.

Moll took some repetitions in Wednesday morning's walk-through with the first-team offensive line at right guard.

Moll has played in 60 games and four postseason games.

He's made 21 starts, including 12 at right guard, seven at right tackle and two at tight end.

The Jaguars needed some depth at those positions after losing second-year guard/tackle Kevin Haslam to a severe knee injury in Saturday's scrimmage.

"It's fairly similar to things I've done in the past," Moll said. "I'm hoping it's going to be easy to pick up and get going."

The Jaguars will also be without starting right tackle Eben Britton, who had some back soreness and did not travel with the team to New England.

JAGS LEAVING BIG NAMES BEHIND

The Jaguars took 81 players to New England out of a roster of 90.

In addition to Britton, the Jaguars left behind starting cornerback Derek Cox, running back Maurice Jones-Drew and defensive end Aaron Kampman.

Cox entered camp with a minor calf injury and has been limited in practice. …

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