New Jaguar Scouting Report- Kynan Forney

The Jaguars made some more moves and signed guard Kynan Forney and safety Brian Russell, and released veteran guard Dennis Norman. To find out what kind of player the Jaguars are getting in Forney, JagNation asked publisher Michael Lombardo for a scouting report, and he was good enough to oblige.

Forney stands 6'3", 302 lbs., and is entering his ninth season from Hawaii. Forney played the first seven seasons of his career with the Atlanta Falcons before moving to the San Diego Chargers prior to 2008.

Scouting report by Michael Lombardo--

Forney was enjoying a real strong camp in San Diego and was actually favored to win the starting job at right guard before a neck injury derailed his progress. The team was high on his ability to spark the inside running game, which was non-existent in San Diego last year.

Forney is an aggressive, athletic and confident blocker. He was a Pro Bowl alternate with the Falcons in 2005 and believes wholeheartedly that he can perform at that level again if given the opportunity.

Forney is a two-way lineman who is effective in run blocking and pass protection, although he's not dominant in any one area. It seems one of the biggest reasons he lost out to rookie Louis Vasquez in San Diego is that Vasquez was better at making blocks at the second and third levels, which is vital for a team that runs as many screens as San Diego.

The reason Forney was cut outright was that he is a pure guard. The Chargers kept two backup interior offensive linemen, Scott Mruczkowski and rookie Tyronne Green, because both players can play guard and center. That versatility may have been the deciding factor given that San Diego only kept eight offensive linemen.

Forney can still contribute and be an effective starter. Whether he can revert to his Pro Bowl form, as he insists he can, is debatable.

Forney's role with the Jaguars will be...

Kynan Forney will likely be inactive this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, but he will then compete for the starting job at right guard with Maurice Williams and Uche Nwaneri.

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