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NFL Owners Officially Approve Shahid Khan

As expected, the NFL owners unanimously approved transfer of ownership of the Jacksonville Jaguars to Shahid Khan from current owner Wayne Weaver. With the approval and transfer, Khan becomes the first minority owner in league history. "I think that's a very positive step for the league," said John Mara, owner of the New York Giants told the media. "It's almost 2012, it's about time. He has a unique set of skills and talents. He's obviously a self-made man. You have to be impressed by that."

Current Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones touched a bit on the transfer of the franchise and noted that he felt it was a good fit. "He's obviously very passionate about football and very passionate about the NFL and I know that to be the case. I think as much as we thought of Wayne Weaver and the job he did coming in and doing a lot of the heavy lifting on an expansion franchise, he's done the NFL an outstanding service by selling to a very qualified future owner," Jones told the media at the event.

For more on the Jacksonville Jaguars new owner Shahid Khan and the team, visit SB Nation's Jaguars blog Big Cat Country.

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