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Donovin Darius | Defensive Back

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (42) / 8/12/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 225
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 1 (25) / JAC

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Donovin Darius signed a ceremonial one-day contract to retire with the Jaguars.
The Jaguars' 1998 first-round pick is second in team history with 858 tackles and third with 14 interceptions. Darius was never selected to a Pro Bowl, though he played at that level for a couple of seasons in his prime. He's been out of the league since 2007. Tue, Mar 1, 2011 05:08:00 PM

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Dolphins cut S Donovin Darius.

Darius had started two games for the Dolphins after being brought in to replace Yeremiah Bell, but was also inactive for two. He will likely be replaced by Cameron Worrell, who amassed 12 tackles in his lone start. The team also put Chase Page on IR with a shoulder injury.
Tue, Oct 16, 2007 09:22:00 PM

Donovin Darius expects to play Sunday after missing Week 5 with a calf injury.

Darius' replacement, Cameron Worrell, was burned several times by the Texans' passing game.
Tue, Oct 9, 2007 09:49:00 AM

Donovin Darius will miss Sunday's Dolphins game with a calf injury.

Cameron Worrell will start in place of Darius for Miami's banged-up secondary. Good news for the Houston offense.
Sat, Oct 6, 2007 04:25:00 PM

Donovin Darius sat out Dolphins practice Friday with a calf injury and isn't likely to play Sunday against the Texans.

It appears special teamer Cameron Worrell will get the nod at strong safety. The Dolphins' front seven has been porous, meaning Worrell could rack up plenty of tackles. Darius started in Week 4 and finished with nine stops.
Fri, Oct 5, 2007 03:11:00 PM

Dolphins signed safeties Donovin Darius and Lamont Thompson.

The Dolphins hope the safeties will help fill the void left by injured S Yeremiah Bell. DE Akbar Gbaja-Biamila was waived to make room.
Tue, Sep 11, 2007 07:56:00 PM

Dolphins brought in former Raiders and Jaguars S Donovin Darius for a tryout on Tuesday.

Darius was released by the Raiders before the start of the season. He would add depth to the Dolphins secondary, which lost S Yeremiah Bell (achilles) for the season.
Tue, Sep 11, 2007 12:53:00 PM

Raiders released S Donovin Darius.

Darius, the former first-round pick by Jacksonville, was expected to make the team as a third safety. B.J. Ward beat him for that job.
Sun, Sep 2, 2007 12:06:00 AM

Donovin Darius is currently running as the Raiders' third safety.

He could contend for a starting position later on, but Darius' main role initially will be in the team's "Wolverine" or three-safety nickel package. Stuart Schweigert remains at free safety with Michael Huff at the strong spot.
Wed, Aug 15, 2007 02:59:00 PM

Donovin Darius' contract with the Raiders includes no signing bonus.

$600,000 of his initial $1.6 million base salary is guaranteed, however, which gives him some job security for this season. The 32-year-old's salaries jump to $2.5 million in 2008 and $3 million in 2009, with no bonuses included.
Thu, Jul 12, 2007 10:09:00 PM

Raiders signed S Donovin Darius to a three-year, $7.1 million contract.

Darius will immediately provide competition for Michael Huff and Stuart Schweigert. Huff and Darius are a closer match in skill set as run stuffers, but Schweigert seems more likely to lose his job. The Raiders have done a nice job rebuilding their secondary.
Tue, Jul 10, 2007 04:18:00 PM

Free agent S Donovin Darius is reportedly nursing a "slight" calf injury that didn't allow him to pass physicals in Oakland and Buffalo.

Darius, who will turn 32 before the season, is also rehabbing the ankle he broke last year. He'll probably still get a chance in someone's training camp.
Fri, Jul 6, 2007 03:44:00 PM

The Bills hosted free agent S Donovin Darius on Tuesday.

Buffalo could use a run-stuffing vet behind youngsters Donte Whitner, John Wendling, and Ko Simpson. Oakland and Tampa have also shown interest.
Tue, Jun 26, 2007 03:55:00 PM

Bucs GM Bruce Allen recently spoke with free agent Donovin Darius.

Tampa Bay is trying to increase competition at every position but is in pretty good shape with promising rookie Sabby Piscitelli pushing Jermaine Phillips at strong safety. Oakland and Carolina seem more likely landing spots.
Fri, Jun 22, 2007 12:33:00 AM

Free agent S Donovin Darius left Oakland without a contract.

There was some thought that the Raiders would quickly sign Darius, but he wants to explore his options. Darius is expected to make other visits soon.
Thu, Jun 21, 2007 11:00:00 AM

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