3 players the Jacksonville Jaguars must target after 1st wave of free-agency frenzy

Dec 10, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers defensive end Clelin Ferrell (94)
Dec 10, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers defensive end Clelin Ferrell (94) / Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
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Unlike last year, the Jacksonville Jaguars were quite busy on the first day of free agency's tampering period. While they didn't make any splash signings, they managed to address several needs and added depth to a handful of position groups.

Heck, even when you take into account that kicker Wil Lutz backed down from a three-year agreement, the roster looks in better shape than it was after the end of the 2023 season. That said, the Jaguars' brass shouldn't stop now. Granted, they have a finite amount of cap space but there are still a handful moves they can make to ensure they have a stronger chance to recapture the AFC South in 2024.

So which players should the Jags go after following the start of the tampering window? Here are three that make sense.

3. Teair Tart, DT, Tennessee Titans

The Jags had a hard time defending the run and they weren't able to consistently create pressure inside in 2023. Folorusno Fatukasi was one of the main culprits, so it wasn't surprising to see him walk the plank ahead of free agency. Now, the team's brass will be tasked to look for his replacement and potentially an upgrade. Teair Tart would be an intriguing choice.

An undrafted free agent in 2020, Tart didn't get much playing time as a rookie but he became a key cog on the Tennessee Titans rotation by Year 2. In a surprising turn of events, he was released midseason in 2023. At the time, a lack of effort was seen as the main reason for his release but the Houston Texans wasted no time swooping in and claiming him. Now, he's set to be available and he should have no shortage of suitors. The Jags should most definitely be interested.

Tart is the kind of defender that can stop the run but also generate pressure from inside. With him holding his ground inside, both Travon Walker and Josh Allen could get more favorable matchups on the edges.