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Post-Draft Outlook:COULD SURPRISE: Defensive end Austin Lane: At 6-foot-6, 272 pounds, Lane could prove to be the Jaguars' answer at a woefully weak position for the team a year ago. If 2008 first-round draft pick Derrick Harvey doesn't take his play up several levels this season, Lane could replace him in the starting lineup.
A closer look at the Jaguars' picks: Round 5/153 -- Austen Lane, DE, 6-5, 274, Murray State, Was part of deal in which Jaguars sent fourth-round pick to Oakland for MLB Kirk Morrison. Lane will challenge for a starting spot so this move could result in two Jaguars starters for a fourth-round pick. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Austen Lane News
12/24/14 - DE Austen Lane was signed after the Bears put Willie Young on injured reserve with a torn Achilles. Lane was with the team in preseason after starting 17 games and playing in 30 for Jacksonville and Detroit from 2010-2013. He has three career sacks and four tackles for losses.
12/23/14 - DE Austen Lane was signed by the Bears Tuesday (Dec. 23). Lane has appeared in 30 games with 17 starts over four seasons with Jacksonville (2010-12) and Detroit (2013), collecting 64 tackles, three sacks, four tackles for losses, one forced fumble and 13 QB hurries. The 6-6, 265-pound Iola, Wisc. native was signed by the Bears this offseason but was released at the end of the preseason. He originally entered the NFL as a fifth round selection (153rd overall) of the Jaguars in 2010 out of Murray State.
11/06/13 - DE Austen Lane was signed to a one-year deal on Tuesday. With Jason Jones out for the season after knee surgery and rookie Ziggy Ansah with a protective boot on his left ankle, the team was getting thin at defensive end. Lane, 25, was released by the Chiefs in August. In three seasons in Jacksonville, he recorded three sacks.
08/31/13 - DE Austen Lane was released Saturday by the Kansas City Chiefs.
06/13/13 - DE Austen Lane, a fifth-round pick out of Murray State in 2010, was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars along with rookie cornerback Trey Wilson.
Lane started nine games as a rookie, but never developed into the pass rusher the team envisioned. He has just three sacks in 28 career games to go along with 47 tackles.