The Jacksonville Jaguars need to find ways to create pressure upfront.
The last time we heard of defensive tackle Dontari Poe, he and cornerback Daryl Worley were being released by the Dallas Cowboys. Worley has already a new means of employment after joining the Buffalo Bills practice squad. Poe hasn’t been as fortunate and remains unemployed.
One reason for the lack of interest surrounding Poe was how uneventful his tenure with ‘Big D’ was and how much their defense has struggled in 2020. Nevertheless, the Cowboys issues this season extend beyond Poe. It’s true that he might’ve underperformed but so did the whole defense. The veteran defensive tackle has been solid everywhere he’s played so looking at his whole body of work, Dallas might’ve been the outlier.
Outside linebacker Vic Beasley was the subject of trade talks before the deadline came and went. Now that teams can’t longer use that channel to acquire players, the Tennessee Titans have announced that they planned to release the former first-round pick. The Titans are doing the smart thing, it didn’t make much sense to keep him after underperforming in 2020.
It’s likely that other teams didn’t want to part ways with draft picks to get Beasley and now that he’s about to become a free agent, we may see a spike in interest for his services. After all, he’s amassed at least five sacks in four of his six NFL seasons and registered a career-high 15.5 quarterback takedowns in 2016. If the Jaguars want to shake things up in their defensive line, they should have their phone ready and call Beasley.