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Jaguars’ Derrick Harvey Looking To Bounce Back From Disappointing Rookie Year

Article By on 10th August, 2009

... were in a very similar situation as this year.

Believing that the team was possibly one player away from being a Super Bowl contender, the Jaguars traded up in the 2008 NFL draft to select Florida defensive end Derrick Harvey.

After being selected, Harvey wanted big money and proved so by lasting 33 days in a holdout that ended up hurting his entire season.

By the time Harvey finally signed with the team, the Jaguars had already practiced and prepared for the start of the season with other players including Paul Spicer, Reggie Hayward, and Quentin Groves.

Harvey eventually was able to find himself playing more and more minutes in football games, but never played at the high level the Jaguars had expected.


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