The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed defensive lineman Atiyyah Ellison and guard Kynan Forney to contracts. Ellison was scheduled to become a restricted free agent Friday, and Forney was set to become an unrestricted free agent. Length and terms of both veterans’ contracts are undisclosed.
Ellison, 28, is a third-year player whom the Jaguars signed from the San Francisco 49ers practice squad in December of 2008. He played in the first 15 games last season and started six before suffering a knee injury Dec. 27 at New England. He finished with 28 tackles (16 solo), one sack, two tackles for loss and one pass defensed.
Forney, 31, is entering his 10th NFL season and his second in Jacksonville. The 6-3, 302-pounder signed with the Jaguars last September 8 and he played in three games as a backup lineman.