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Manuwai was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round (72nd pick overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft.

Manuwai has been one of the key factors in Jacksonville's rushing success. Through the 2007 season, Manuwai started all but one game for the Jaguars and was the most successful player on the offensive line.[1] With Manuwai as guard, the Jaguars offense rushed for 2,541 yards in 2006 and 2,391 in 2007.[1] In 2008, however, he suffered anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries and was placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the season.[1] He returned in 2009, and spent the season overcoming his injury and other obstacles.[1] In 2010 he was replaced on the starting line by Justin Smiley. He recovered the starting spot when Smiley was injured in October, and has been a significant factor in the emergence of Jacksonville's formidable running game.[1]

On July 29, 2011, Manuwai was released by Jacksonville.[2]

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Good signing, he's a veteran that has been a very good guard in this league.

Here is why he left Jacksonville.

Jack Del Rio has some kind words for released guard Vince Manuwai


Submitted by Tania Ganguli on July 30, 2011 - 2:54pm Tania Ganguli's Blog

The Jaguars cut Vince Manuwai yesterday after he came into camp injured and out of shape.

But that doesn't mean they didn't appreciate his eight years of service to the Jaguars. Coach Jack Del Rio said some nice things about him today after practice:

"I loved having Vinnie here, he was a powerful player for a number of years and he fought his way back last year and played," Del Rio said. "But this year he came into camp so far behind in terms of being able to function, and he couldn't pass our physical. He's not going to be ready for some time, and we could not wait on him as a football team and hope that all those things would get resolved.

"Love him, respect him, I told him that. I admire the toughness because we ran behind him for a number of years here and he paved the way. I mean he was a true road-grader guard. He moved some people out and gave us some running room, tough guy, he played through some things. So I really admire him and respect him and wish him the best. If he wants to continue to play there's no question in my mind that he'll work at it over the next three or four weeks where he gets his body back where he has a chance to move around then he can do that."

Del Rio said the Jaguars would leave the door open for Manuwai to come back at some point.

"As far as I'm concerned we left on good terms," Del Rio said. "He didn't come here in a position where he could play. He's not a bad guy; he's a good guy, a tough guy. If he got his body back to where he could actually play then we would leave that door open. But we're not sitting here waiting for that day, that's not the way we're approaching it. He's the kind of guy that he goes out, and there are guys that this happens, they go out there's a possibility of the door swinging open again because he did things the right way when he was here."

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I like it. Fix the problem cheaply and effectively.

Even if it not a "fix" he knows the system we want to run, he is a vet guy who can help our guys learn the system and he is cheap.

If he stays healthy he is a really good run blocker. If not he is a camp body.

Overall good move

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Even if it not a "fix" he knows the system we want to run, he is a vet guy who can help our guys learn the system and he is cheap.

If he stays healthy he is a really good run blocker. If not he is a camp body.

Overall good move

He was a key factor in helping MJD become a league leading rusher maybe he could contribute to Quizz doing something similiar seeing as how he's got the potential to be MJD 2.0

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Even if it not a "fix" he knows the system we want to run, he is a vet guy who can help our guys learn the system and he is cheap.

If he stays healthy he is a really good run blocker. If not he is a camp body.

Overall good move

Exactly.

If he plays well you got a cheap guard who is pretty solid.

If not he is cut in camp, no harm no foul.

Two great post. Very well said.

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He was a LG in Jacksonville. I guess they think he can play on the right side, that or they're moving Johnson to RG and he'll back up Blalock. Who knows? Anyway, it was probably a cheap deal so it can't really hurt us.

Probably insurance in case Johnson is not up to the task of taking the RG spot this year. Doubt we look at Nicks now which is good. Now they need to address the LT spot.

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