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Jacksonville acquires Brunell from Packers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 21 -- The Jacksonville Jaguars made their first-ever trade Friday, acquiring quarterback Mark Brunell from the Green Bay Packers in exchange for a third-round pick and a fifth- round selection in this weekend's National Football League draft. The 24-year-old Brunell is entering his third NFL season after spending 1993 and 1994 with the Packers.

He becomes the third quarterback on the Jaguars roster, joining Steve Beuerlein and Andre Ware. The 6-1, 208-pound Brunell was the Packers' second quarterback behind Brett Favre last year after beating out Ty Detmer in training camp for the backup role. In the preseason, Brunell completed 32 of 41 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns. He saw action in two regular season games, completing 12 of 27 passes for 95 yards as Favre started every game. Brunell's most extensive playing time came in an Oct. 20 game against Minnesota, when he replaced an injured Favre in the second quarter and completed 11 of 24 passes for 79 yards. Brunell was a fifth-round selection out of the University of Washington in 1993. The most valuable player in the 1991 Rose Bowl, Brunell was a two- time second team All-Pacific 10 selection in college. The Packers will receive Jacksonville's first pick of the third round, which is the 66th overall selection, and their second pick of the fifth round, the 170th selection. The trade still leaves the Jaguars with 12 draft choices, including two selections in the first, second, fourth, sixth and seventh rounds.

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