Jaguars EARLY Free Agency Updates

With no time to waste, Jaguars are pursuing a safety in the early hours of free agency and have a quarterback visiting. Jerry Porter is also on his way, perhaps with a agreement in place.


1:07am - Former Miami Backup Cleo Lemon will be visiting Jacksonville tomorrow.

With Quinn Gray testing the free agent market, a backup QB that could fit in the Jaguars system will be a need to fill.
12:48am - FOXSports.com has learned Oakland wide receiver Jerry Porter is set to visit with Jacksonville and may already have reached agreement on a contract
12:15am - Adam Caplan has notified JagNation that the Jaguars are trying to land free agent Madieu Williams.

Tim Yotter spoke with NFL Films analyst Greg Cosell to see what he had to say about the strengths and weaknesses of Williams.

Cosell likes the potential in former Bengals Madieu Williams-

"I like him and it never quite worked out for him. I know he was injured a lot. I thought he would ultimately be a better player than he has turned out. Maybe the injuries prevented him from being that guy. I think he's got a chance somewhere else. I think he has a chance to be a good player because he can cover for a safety. He's got cornerback-type ability as a safety."

Williams played in 13 games last year, but he was eventually placed on injured reserve with a quadriceps injury.

Williams, out of Maryland, started 13 games in his rookie season and registered 103 tackles and three interceptions. He also covered slot receivers on occasion last season.

In his second season, Williams was placed on injured reserve in October with a shoulder injury and played only four games, starting three. He returned in 2006 and started all 16 games and had 88 tackles and three interceptions.

His rookie season was spent with current Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier when he was in the same role in Cincinnati, but they were different defenses.

Although Cosell doesn't view Williams as a particularly physical safety, he believes he is good enough to play in nearly any defensive system.

"I think he's good enough to fit in with any system if he's healthy and playing well because he has coverage ability," Cosell said. "He's showed he can play in the box. I think he can be a solid player; it just hasn't happened yet."


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