Jaguars Free Agent Targets Part 3

The Jacksonville Jaguars will enter free agency loaded with cap room, cash and needs to fill. We will examine 10 players from the Scout.com/Fox Sports database and examine whether they would be good fits for the Jags. We move on to the players from 21-30.

Free Agent #21 - Robert Mathis, Indianapolis Colts

Although Mathis has been a very good defensive end for the Jaguars rival Colts, it's highly unlikely that the team will see signing a 31-year old as a priority. With players such as Mario Williams and Jeremy Mincey on the market, the Jaguars won't overpay for a player on the downside of his career.

Free Agent #22 - Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks

The Jaguars are among the league's deepest teams at running back. There's no chance they'll spend the considerable funds expected to retain the services of another Pro Bowl back.

Free Agent #23 - Jared Gaither, San Diego Chargers

Although the Jags need help at right tackle, they are going to stick with former second-round pick Eben Britton for one more season. The team will likely ink a veteran tackle for depth, but nobody as pricey as Gaither.

Free Agent #24 - Tyvon Branch, Oakland Raiders

The Jaguars have a certain need at safety opposite Dawan Landry and Branch is a legitimate candidate. Although Branch is more of a strong safety than free safety, he may be a consideration based on cost and if whether the team can retain free agent Dwight Lowery.

Free Agent #25 - Red Bryant, Seattle Seahawks

Bryant had a nice year for the Seahawks and he will likely be a priority for Seattle to re-sign. Jacksonville is already pretty solid at defensive tackle and it's doubtful that they will allocate their funds to that position.

Free Agent #26 - Paul Soliai, Miami Dolphins

See the above description for Red Bryant. Soliai is a fine player but he's a much better fit for a 3-4 team.

Free Agent #27 - Stephen Tulloch, Detroit Lions

Tulloch had a fine year for the Lions and he will likely be a sought after free agent for a linebacker needy team. The Jaguars spent too much on the position last year to even think about adding another backer.

Free Agent #28 - Scott Wells, Green Bay Packers

Although the Jaguars would like to get younger on the offensive line, Wells is only a couple years younger than Brad Meester. Jacksonville won't pay starter money for a center who is north of 30 years of age.

Free Agent #29 - Chris Myers, Houston Texans

Although Myers had a fantastic season for the Texans in 2011, he will be 31 years old in September. Unless Brad Meester announces his retirement in the next few weeks Myers is likely out of play for the Jags.

Free Agent #30 - Wes Welker, New England Patriots

Although Welker is head and shoulders better than anyone the Jaguars have a wide receiver, the consensus opinion is that he isn't going to leave New England. If the Pats do let him test the market, the Jaguars should make a sizable offer to the NFL's leading receiver over the past five years.

Charlie Bernstein is the NFL Insider for ESPNFlorida.com and ESPN 1080 and 1040 in Orlando/Tampa and Editor-in-Chief of Sports Media Interactive, covering the National Football League, NCAA, and National Basketball Association. Charlie covers the Jacksonville Jaguars for FoxSports and has been featured on the NFL Network and Sirius NFL Radio. Charlie is also a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. You can follow Charlie on Twitter @nflcharlie

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