Jan 6, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins tackle Tyler Polumbus (74) lines up against the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC Wild Card playoff game at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Jaguars Free Agency 2013: Tyler Polumbus Visiting Jaguars

 

July 27, 2012; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins offensive tackle Tyler Polumbus (74) walks to the field during training camp at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Polumbus is set to visit the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday.  Polumbus was the starting right tackle for the Washington Redskins at right tackle for all of the 2012 season.  Unfortunately, he was the worst graded right tackle in 2012, per Pro Football Focus.  He allowed eight sacks, four QB hits, and 46 QB hurries in 1,020 snaps.

The Jags are desperate for new right tackles.  GM Dave Caldwell was wise to cut the over-priced and overmatched Guy Whimper earlier this offseason but it would seem that Polumbus is not the biggest improvement over Whimper or Cameron Bradfield.  He also started four games in 2011 at right tackle, resulting in one sack, four QB hits, and 11 hurries in 293 snaps.

Polumbus’ biggest appeal may be his versatility.  Polumbus started at left guard, also a major hole for the Jaguars, for three games in 2010 with the Seattle Seahawks.  Polumbus did not do exceptionally better at left guard either but did not allow a single sack during his time at the position.

If the Jaguars are looking for a competitive player who is trying to make an impact, then they could be getting good value (assuming they sign him) in Polumbus as a versatile role player/backup.

- Luke N. Sims

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