JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed both of their sixth-round draft picks, quarterback Brandon Allen and defensive end Tyrone Holmes.
The players signed their deals Thursday, after rookies reported for a three-day orientation.
Allen was the 201st overall pick in last week's draft. He threw for 7,463 yards in four years at Arkansas. As a senior in n 2015, he led the Southeastern Conference in passer rating and yards per attempt. He is expected to compete with Chad Henne for the backup job to starter Blake Bortles.
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Holmes was the 181st overall choice. The Montana standout recorded 87 tackles as a senior, including 21 1/2 tackles for loss and 18 sacks, which led the Football Championship Subdivision. He is expected to vie for playing time behind 2015 first-round pick Dante Fowler Jr.