Grady Jackson: Emergency Signing?

Grady's agent sensed urgency when he received a call on Sunday night.

Defensive tackle Grady Jackson, who was recently cut by the Atlanta Falcons in a controversial move, is likely to become the newest Jaguar.

Jackson's agent, Angelo Wright, said that Jackson visited the Jaguars Tuesday and is likely to sign.

Jackson will give them more depth in the defensive line although the move is somewhat puzzling because they already have Marcus Stroud, John Henderson and Rob Meier as mainstays at the position.

Wright, though, thinks there may be something more involved than just adding depth for the Jaguars.

He said he felt a "sense of urgency" when the Jaguars called Sunday night after the 24-23 victory over Tampa Bay rather than wait until Monday.

He said teams usually only call on Sunday night when there's an injury although the Jaguars haven't announced any injuries suffered by their defensive linemen.

"Instinctively, (I feel) something else is going on," Wright said.

Jackson was cut by coach Bobby Petrino in Atlanta, presumably because he was doing too much free lancing, although the move wasn't popular in the Falcons locker room and CB DeAngelo Hall publicly knocked it.

Since he signed only a one-year deal, Jackson will be a free agent at the end of the year.

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