The Jacksonville Jaguars added defensive end Adam Gotsis to their roster to help with team depth that has been affected by COVID-19
While the news of Gardner Minshew being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the Jacksonville Jaguars was the biggest thing to happen on Sunday, the front office did make a move to strengthen their defensive line. The team signed defensive end Adam Gotsis.
"Per Jaguars.com, “Gotsis, 6-4, 287, was originally selected in the second round (63rd overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Broncos and his career totals with Denver (2016-19) include 109 tackles, 13 passes defensed, 5.0 sacks and two forced fumbles.More from Jacksonville Jaguars NewsJacksonville Jaguars should welcome Derrick Henry into the kingdomJaguars Rumors: Trent Baalke seems to be getting respect nowJaguars News: This division rival might be making a big moveFormer Jacksonville Jaguars S Johnathan Cyprien: “New Profession, Same Standards”Jacksonville Jaguars TE Evan Engram officially gets the franchise tag: 3 takeaways“In 2019, Gotsis played in nine games and recorded 16 tackles and two passes defensed prior to missing the last three games of the season with a knee injury. He appeared in all 16 games in 2018, making 12 starts and totaling 38 tackles, six passes defensed, 3.0 sacks and two forced fumbles.”"
Gotsis played his college ball at Georgia Tech. He fits the profile of players the Jacksonville Jaguars have brought in this season to help with the pass rush. The front office signed Aaron Lynch from Chicago, Cassius Marsh from Seattle, and Rodney Gunter from Arizona.
In addition to Gotsis, the Jaguars may look at other free agents who could help fill depth concerns. This is the first week that players returned to TIAA Bank Field to continue the offseason as training camp begins.
The Jaguars spent this offseason addressing concerns on the defensive line with their run defense and pass rush. Losing Woods was a big blow to the interior line rotation as the veteran from Seattle was expected to compete for a starting job at one of the defensive tackle spots.
McCray has been instrumental to this team as a solid special teams player and part of the DE/LB rotation.
As of now, the Jaguars will maintain a 4-3 defensive scheme. Taven Bryan, Abry Jones, and Dontavius Russell will compete with rookie DaVon Hamilton in the rotation inside.
If the Jacksonville Jaguars do look to find more help on the defensive line, Timmy Jernigan, Marcell Dareus, Damon Harrison and Jarran Reed are still looking for a team this season.