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Former Maryland LB clears waivers, reverts to Jaguars IR

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Former Maryland LB clears waivers, reverts to Jaguars IR

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed defensive lineman Camaron Beard for training camp and preseason depth.

The team also waived injured linebacker Matt Robinson (hamstring), who will revert to the team's injured reserve if he clears waivers.

The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Beard originally signed with Indianapolis as an undrafted rookie from Cincinnati, where he had 75 tackles and two sacks in four years. He was cut last month.

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The Jaguars were without all four starting defensive linemen Monday, with Jared Odrick (knee), Chris Clemons (personal issues), Sen'Derrick Marks(knee) and Roy Miller (knee) missing practice. Clemons and Marks won't play in the team's preseason opener Friday against Pittsburgh.

Beard worked out for the Jaguars after practice Monday, along with Tory Slater and John Youboty.

UPDATE 14 August 2015, 10:04 a.m.

Robinson has reportedly cleared waivers, thus reverting to Jacksonville's IR. 

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Maryland lineman Jordan McNair dies two weeks following workout collapse

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Maryland lineman Jordan McNair dies two weeks following workout collapse

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Jordan McNair, a University of Maryland football player hospitalized after an organized team workout two weeks ago, has died.

Maryland executive athletic director Damon Evans said McNair was hospitalized on May 29 and died Wednesday.

McNair was a 6-foot-4, 325-pound offensive lineman preparing for his sophomore season. A graduate of McDonogh (Md.) High School, McNair played one game last season.

After leading McDonogh to an 8-3 record as a senior, McNair chose Maryland over Ohio State, Auburn, Penn State and Rutgers.

In a statement, Maryland coach DJ Durkin said, "Our team is heartbroken with the loss of Jordan McNair. Jordan was an incredible young man, and his passion and enthusiasm made him an invaluable and beloved member of our team."

He added, "Over the past few weeks, Jordan never gave up with his family, friends and team by his side. Our team will continue to be inspired by the spirit of this brave fighter."

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Dustin Clark to part ways with Maryland basketball

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Dustin Clark to part ways with Maryland basketball

Maryland basketball head coach Mark Turgeon announced earlier today that assistant coach Dustin Clark is parting ways with the program to pursue an opportunity in Texas with a family business. 

In three seasons as a full-time assistant, Clark was responsible for recruiting Kevin Huerter and Anthony Cowan Jr., along with incoming freshman Aaron Wiggins. 

The 35-year-old also made a point to recruit overseas, spending much of his time at the Canaris Basketball Academy in the Canary Islands, where he found former Terps center Michal Cekovsky and current redshirt freshman forward Joshua Tomaic. 

Clark will become the second member of Turgeon's staff to leave the team following this past season. Nima Omidvar, who was brought on to replace Clark as director of basketball operations in 2014, walked away to become a full-time assistant coach at South Alabama in April. 

At the start of the 2018-19 season, Bino Ranson will be the only original member of Turgeon's staff. 

Matt Brady, who has had previous head coaching stints at James Madison and Marist, will replace Clark. 

In his eight years at JMU, Brady won 139 games and enjoyed four seasons with 20 wins or more. His 2012-13 team won the Colonial Athletic Association and reached the NCAA tournament. He finished with a 73-50 overall record after four seasons at Marist. 

The news comes after a season in which the team failed to make the NCAA tournament with an overall record of 19-13, including 8-10 in Big Ten play.