Jacksonville Jaguars: Answering more offseason questions
After adding more pieces to the team’s defense on Tuesday, what will the Jacksonville Jaguars do in free agency today?
What will the Jacksonville Jaguars do now that the organization has jumped into the deep end of free agency? What moves will have an immediate impact on Wednesday as there are still plenty of good players available to help this team on both offense and defense?
The Jaguars added middle linebacker Joe Shobert from Cleveland and cornerback Darqueze Dennard from Cincinnati yesterday afternoon. As the NFL continues into another day of potential free agent signings, Jacksonville still has some housekeeping of its own to do. And while rumors continue to heat up regarding quarterback Nick Foles, there is no concrete notion that the team will move on from the veteran signal-caller.
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There is still plenty of discussions that the Chicago Bears may be interested in making a deal for Foles given his relationship with their quarterback coach John DeFilippo and head coach Matt Nagy. But there are other quarterbacks out there who may offer a better opportunity for the team to win.
Foles still has an expensive contract that would need to be negotiated as part of the deal. And as I’ve said before, should the team move on from Foles, who they signed last year in free agency, who becomes the team’s back up?
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These aren’t the only areas of concern general manager David Caldwell and head coach Doug Marrone must address. Defensive tackle is still a major need. Linval Joseph from Minnesota and Dontari Poe of Carolina are still available. Michael Pierce of Baltimore might also be a name to watch.
At tight end, Tyler Eifert is still a name I would watch because of his relationship with Jaguars offensive coordinator Jay Gruden from their days together in Cincinnati. Jordan Reed, who has a history of injuries while in Washington, is also a name consider. And Eric Ebron, who has been a favorite of fans on social media, is still looking for a new home.
While the front office appears to be pleased with its offensive line, depth is still a concern, whether it is acquired in free agency or the NFL Draft. For some reason, I really want this team to take a swing in trying to sign Cordy Glenn from Cincinnati.
In terms of taking care of their own, what will the Jaguars do about wide receiver Marqise Lee? Also, does the team bring back tight end Nick O’Leary and is there another veteran on the roster who might be released?