3 pass rushers the Jaguars can target in free agency to bolster the rotation

• Here are 3 pass rushers the Jaguars could still sign in free agency to give their rotation a boost.

Sep 10, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Calais Campbell (93)
Sep 10, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Calais Campbell (93) / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Calais Campbell, Atlanta Falcons

There are a couple pass rushers the Jaguars could poach from the Atlanta Falcons. One of them is Bud Dupree, who's enjoyed somewhat of a career revival in 2023 after struggling with injuries during his two-year stint with the Tennessee Titans. The other one is Calais Campbell, who's previously spent time in Jacksonville.

Surprisingly both Dupree and Campbell remain unsigned as of this writing. Maybe they're looking for the right fit and both of them would be welcome with arms wide open. Dupree may be the more expensive of the two since he's younger and is coming off a bounce-back season. Meanwhile, Campbell is in the twilight of his career.

Make no mistake, Campbell still has a few roars left in him. Last year, he played 63 percent of the Falcons' defensive snaps and logged 6.5 sacks. With the Jaguars, he would get a bit less playing time, but that's fine. At this stage of his career, he may be more effective in a rotational role. So why should the player affectionately known as the Mayor return to Jacksonville? There are are few reasons.

For starters, Campbell and the Jags already tried to arrange a reunion last year. He met with the team but ultimately left without a deal. He told Tyler Dunne of Go Long that he was offered a secondary role but felt like he could do more, so he opted to sign with Atlanta, where he played for defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen.

Nielsen joined the Jaguars staff in the same role in the offseason, and the prospect of playing for him again, along with being in a familiar environment, could incentivize Campbell to return to Jacksonville.