Jaguars add 2 veteran DBs to the roster

We all know the Jaguars secondary was a major issue, and since the Jaguars drafted only in the middle rounds 2 new defensive backs (Chris Prosinski & Rod Isaac), it was clear, they will add more talent to the team. On Day 3 of the post lockout era, the front office addressed the position, with adding 2 veterans (and cut S/CB Tyron Brackenridge). The bigger name is Dawan Landry, a 6th round pick by the Ravens in ’06, who was a key contributor in the last years in the Ravens defense. He is great against the run, and some say he has very underrated skills in pass coverage. He played SS for Baltimore, but looks like he will play as the starting FS for the Jaguars, although that is (along with his exact contract numbers) unclear.

 

The other new DB of the Jaguars is Drew Coleman, another 6th round pick of ’06, this time by the Jets. Coleman was not a popular player among Jets fans in the beginning, he struggled in his first years as a pro. But last year, he had his best season yet. He replaced the then injured Darelle Revis and played really well againt teams as New England, Miami, Minnesota and Pittsburgh. He even recorded 4.0 sacks last season. He got a 3 year contract from the Jaguars, worth of a 7.3 million $. He will be used most likely as a nickel corner in ’11, with a shot to compete for one of the starting CB position in the next year.

 

Zoltan Paksa

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