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NFL scuttles Andre Branch contract

Jacksonville Jaguars Minicamp

JACKSONVILLE, FL - MAY 05: Andre Branch # 90 during Jacksonville Jaguars Minicamp at EverBank Field on May 5, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida (Photo by Rick Dole/Getty Images)

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The Jaguars waited a while to start signing rookie draft picks. And the first contract inked by one of their selections from late April has been scrapped by the league office.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL disapproved on Friday the contract signed earlier in the week by Jacksonville’s second-round selection, defensive end Andre Branch.

The move comes less than a year after a pair of Jaguars rookie deals were disapproved.

Typically, the error is cured quickly and easily.

The Jaguars also have signed sixth-round cornerback Mike Harris. His contract hasn’t been disapproved.