Jacksonville Jaguars re-sign offensive lineman Josh Wells


Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Josh Wells is far from a household name but he just extended his time in Jacksonville, getting a deal done as a restricted free agent.

The Jacksonville Jaguars quietly re-signed offensive lineman Josh Wells on February 17, 2017. For a team that has struggled with injuries along the offensive line, retaining depth is critical.

Wells has made game appearances in the past but hasn’t been much more than a body. The deal is not a big-time move that will draw much attention and it shouldn’t. If the Jaguars want to adequately address the offensive line they need to make big moves in free agency or in the 2017 NFL Draft, not just re-signing players that are going are little more than stopgaps in case someone goes down.

This isn’t to say that Wells is a bad re-sign by the Jaguars, but simply that it won’t matter much in the grand scheme of things for the Jaguars. There are many players above him on the depth chart that do his job better.


Aside from contributing on special teams there is little to say about this signing. It is good to see the Jaguars take care of business internally and it’s nice to see that Wells, who came to the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2014, still has enough talent to keep the front office’s eye despite missing 2015 and much of 2016 on injured reserve. Hopefully he’ll be able to make some plays when he’s on the field in special teams or, possibly, filling a gap on the offensive line.