UPDATE: Jimmy Kennedy was signed to an offer sheet by the Jaguars for $755,000. The Bears have the right to match the offer.
The Jaguars invited and met with former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy yesterday. Kennedy was a former first-round pick by the Rams back in 2003, who came out of Penn State with great size, speed and athleticism that never seemed to transition to the pro game.
Before four lackluster seasons in St. Louis, Kennedy was acquired by the Bears who were looking for a replacement for then suspended defensive tackle Tank Johnson. Kennedy battled injuries and ended up playing in just two games in 2007 before finding a permanent spot on Lovie Smith's bench before the Bears chose not to retain him.
At 6'4", and 325 lbs., Kennedy is a big body who is looked to revive his once promising career, and at the ripe age of 28, there is enough time to do so if Kennedy applies himself and can stay healthy. If the Jaguars can come to terms with the former 12th overall pick in the draft, they would have added depth to their defensive tackle corps that currently features John Henderson, Tony McDaniel, Rob Meier, and Derek Landri.