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Jaguars sign second-rounder Andre Branch

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed 2012 second-round draft pick Andre Branch, the 38th overall pick in April.

A source told the Florida Times-Union that Branch signed a four-year contract that will pay him $5.1 million.

The defensive end becomes the first of the team's six draft picks to sign.

Branch played for four years at Clemson, where he made 27 starts. He had 17.5 sacks, 33.5 tackles for loss and 197 overall tackles in his career. He's the first player from Clemson drafted by the Jaguars.

As a senior, Branch was a team captain and led the ACC with 10.5 sacks. He also led the team with 17 tackles for loss and had a career-best 85 tackles.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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