JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed tight end Maurice Stovall to a contract, releasing veteran tight end Stephen Spach.
Stovall was drafted by Tampa Bay in the third round of the 2006 NFL draft and spent five seasons with the Buccaneers before joining Detroit in 2011. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound tight end has played in 71 games and started in 11. His career totals include 52 receptions for 668 yards and three touchdowns.
Stovall entered the NFL as a wide receiver, then made the move to tight end.
He played in 46 games with 23 starts at Notre Dame, finishing his college career ranked third in school history with 18 career touchdowns and 130 receptions.
The Philadelphia native was the first player to have his jersey retired at John Carroll High School.