3 players Jacksonville Jaguars could trade ahead of training camp

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CB Sidney Jones #35 of the Jacksonville Jaguars and RB Derrick Henry #22 of the Tennessee Titans (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

Is there room for Sidney Jones in the Jacksonville Jaguars secondary?

The Jaguars’ depth was tested last season and it didn’t get a passing grade. In particular, injuries depleted their secondary, as their top three corners went down. You can tell they don’t want to go through the same situation again, as they replenished their cornerback room this offseason. They brought back Sidney Jones and Tre Herndon. They also signed Shaquill Griffin in free agency and drafted Tyson Campbell in the second round of this year’s selection meeting.

Heading into training camp, the Jags’ cornerback unit looks like a potential strength. Sophomore C.J. Henderson, Jones, Herndon, Griffin all could start games in 2021 and it will be interesting to see who ends up in the starting lineup. They could trade one of them and still have a stout unit. Henderson is about to enter his second year in the NFL and hasn’t reached his ceiling yet. The Jaguars just gave Griffin a three-year deal worth $40 million earlier this year, so there’s no way the team would move him. That leaves Jones as the most likely candidate to be dealt.

Jones landed in Jacksonville in 2020 after an unfruitful three-year tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles. Even though the Washington product signed with Jags once the 2020 season had already started, he quickly became a key contributor in the secondary. Nevertheless, an Achilles injury cut his comeback short. He signed a one-year deal to stay in Duval but it will be hard to stand out in a crowded cornerback room. For that reason, the team’s brass could consider trading him.