Fason Joins Williamson

The Jacksonville Jaguars have opened up a home for failed Mike Tice draft picks.  All off-season the Jags have been trying to nurse 2005 no. 7 overall selection Troy Williamson into something worthwhile, and now they’ve signed former Viking would-be short-yardage back Ciatrick Fason, who was taken in the 4th round of that same 2005 draft.  Fason’s career numbers with the Vikes:  50 rushes, 161 yards, 5 TDs.  Really?  5 TDs?  I didn’t realize he had that many.  All I remember about Fason’s Purple career was him going into the line and getting pushed back despite the fact that he was supposed to be a power back.  I’m not sure what plans Tice and the Jags have for Ciatrick.  Maybe they picked him up to be friends with Troy – you know, help bolster his confidence.

The Jags also cut former Viking Chris Liwienski, whom they signed as a free agent at the end of July.  Dennis Green no longer has a coaching gig so I doubt we’ll be seeing Liwienski on anyone’s roster.

Topics: Minnesota Vikings, Troy Williamson

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  • http://blackandteal.com Jeanne

    Well, Mike Tice does work for us.

    From the Jaguar’s website:

    Joe from Gautier, MS
    I just read that Ciatrick Fason was signed. He certainly would be a long shot for a roster spot at this point. Does he have practice squad eligibility?

    Vic: Fason knows why he was signed. The Jaguars have a preseason game to play, they’re light on “bubble” backs and they needed someone to help Chauncey Washington shoulder the load on Thursday. Fason is a pro. He knows what this is all about and he also knows it’s another chance to put himself on tape. He’ll have a chance to make an impression on the Jaguars and on any other team that might be in the market for a running back. Pro football can be a cold business, but at least they give you the truth. They don’t sit in your living room with your mother and father and try to make you believe you’re the most important person in the world.