Jacksonville Jaguars free agency tracker 2023: Who’s coming and going?
The legal tampering period of free agency starts March 13 at 12:00 p.m. ET and NFL teams can agree to contracts. Even though the Jacksonville Jaguars won’t go on a spending spree like they did in 2022, they’ve been busy trying to keep their own players from hitting the open market.
Keep in mind that the Jags won the AFC South and won the playoffs last season, so they don’t really have to make a splash signing this offseason. Instead, they’ll need to re-sign players that filled important roles last year.
So far, Jacksonville re-signed defensive end Roy Roberston-Harris, backup quarterback C.J. Beathard and running back JaMycal Hasty. They’ve also applied the franchise tag on tight end Evan Engram, effectively keeping him around for at least one more year.
Also, the league has lifted wide receiver Calvin Ridley’s indefinite suspension for gambling on NFL games in 2021. The Jaguars traded for Ridley before last year’s trade deadline for a couple of draft picks.
The team’s brass released cornerback Shaquill Griffin and restructured the contracts of linebacker Folorunso Fatukasi, wide receiver Christian Kirk, right guard Brandon Scherff and wide receiver Zay Jones to free up cap room. But even with the additional space, they have only $6.939 million, so don’t expect them to be buyers in free agency.
Right tackle Jawaan Taylor, defensive end Arden Key, and wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. are the Jags’ most prominent pending free agents and there’s a chance they’ll all walk.
With that in mind, here’s a list of every acquisition and departure for the Jaguars in 2023. This list will be updated throughout free agency.
Players that have re-signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2023
- Roy Robertson Harris, DE (3-year, $21.6 million)
- C.J. Beathard, QB (2-year, $4.5 million)
- JaMycal Hasty, RB (2-year, $2.9 million)
- Andrew Wingard, S (3-year, $9 million)
- Tevaughn Campbell, CB (1-year, undisclosed)
The Jags have also used the one-year tender on wide receiver Tim Jones, kicker Riley Paterson, offensive tackle Blake Hance and offensive guard Cole Van Lanen.
Tim Jones has already signed the tender.
Players that have left the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2023
- Right tackle Jawaan Taylor agreed to a four-year deal worth $80 million with the Kansas City Chiefs.
- Defensive end Arden Key agreed to a three-year, $21 million deal with the Tennessee Titans.
- Tight end Chris Manhertz joined the Denver Broncos on a $6 million deal for two seasons.