Jacksonville Jaguars: 4 veterans who could be on the roster bubble
4. Damien Wilson – Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker
The Jaguars didn’t need to make major changes to their linebacker corps this offseason. After all, they had a couple of difference-makers in Joe Schobert and Myles Jack. They only needed to round out the unit and that’s precisely what they did when they signed Damien Wilson.
The 2015 fourth-round pick was part of the Kansas City Chiefs team that won the Super Bowl in 2019 and lost another one last season. Over the last two years, he’s started 29 regular-season games and six postseason matchups. Also, he’s posted 154 total tackles, six tackles for a loss, and two forced fumbles in that span.
In spite of Wilson’s experience and winning the Way to Play Award in Super Bowl 55, there wasn’t much interest for his services early in this year’s free agency period. He ended up signing a one-year deal worth $2 million with the Jaguars. Defensive coordinator Joe Cullen will switch between 4-3 and 3-4 looks, so it will be interesting to see if the Minnesota product fits the scheme.
Furthermore, Wilson may need to compete with Leon Jacobs for a roster spot. The 2018 seventh-round pick was a starter for the Jags before suffering a knee injury in Week 3 of the 2020 season. Then, there’s undrafted free agent Dylan Moses. The Alabama product is a darkhorse candidate to make the team but he could develop into a playmaker if he manages to stay healthy. Thus, the team’s brass could take Wilson’s roster spot and give it to him.