Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Cordova signed

After being cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday, Miami signed DE/LB Jorge Cordova. Cordova (6'1", 244 lbs.) was a third-round draft choice of the Jaguars in 2004. He is 25 years old. In his first season in the NFL, he tore his ACL during training camp and spent the season on Injured Reserve. The following season, he aggravated the injury and was placed on IR again. Last season, he appeared in 13 games, all in a reserve role. He recorded 8 tackles on defense and one pass defensed. He was primarily a special teams player, where he contributed 8 tackles, a blocked punt, and a recovery of a blocked punt.

He will be hard-pressed to make the 53-man roster, especially since he hasn't had any time to learn the scheme over the offseason. If he makes the team, it will most likely be due to his special teams skills, but he's going to face stiff competition from the likes of Jim Maxwell, Robert McCube, and Abraham Wright.

In order to make room for Cordova on the roster, Miami placed T Joe Toledo on the Reserve/PUP list. This means that Toledo, who is still nursing a foot injury, will not be eligible to play until week 7.

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