Starters -- LCB Rashean Mathis, RCB Brian Williams. Backups- Terry Cousin, Scott Starks, Aaron Glenn, and Rashod Moulton.
Rashean Mathis had a disappointing 2007 season after earning first team All-Pro honors in 2006, including his first trip to the Pro Bowl. Mathis appeared to be caught "looking" in the backfield too often and was burned repeatedly. Mathis was also a poor tackler last season. Mathis is probably the Jaguars best athlete and needs to return to his form of years past.
Contract status: Mathis is under contract through 2011.
Contract status: Williams is under contract through 2011. His salary for the next two years is $4 million, $5 million in 2010, and $6 million in 2011.
Contract status: Cousin is an unrestricted free agent.
Contract status: Starks is under contract through 2008.
Contract status: Glenn is an unrestricted free agent.
Contract status: Moulton is an exclusive rights free agent.
Other free agent options that could be available: Marquand Manuel, Gary Baxter, Jacques Reeves, Travis Fisher, Randall Gay, Asante Samuel, Nnamdi Asomugha, Marcus Trufant, and Drayton Florence.
Who makes sense: Asante Samuel is the most decorated of the free agent corners, but he will be very expensive, and the Jaguars probably don't need to invest $20-25 million in guaranteed money on a cover two corner. Trufant will likely be franchised, as will Asomugha, but either would be immediate upgrades if Wayne Weaver wishes to open up the checkbook. Drayton Florence could be a great pickup at a moderate price.
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