NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ The New Orleans Saints have signed Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jason Craft, a restricted free agent, to an offer sheet.

Craft, 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, has played for the Jaguars for the last three seasons. A fifth-round pick out of Colorado State in 1999, Craft has played in every game since being drafted.

Under NFL guidelines, the Jaguars now have seven days to match the Saints' offer, or New Orleans will have to compensate Jacksonville with a 2002 fifth-round draft pick.

Craft started eight games for the Jaguars in 2001, posting two interceptions, 11 passes defensed and a career-best 60 tackles.