Jaguars in Talks With an End

According to league sources, the Jacksonville Jaguars have been in contact with a veteran defensive lineman who has ties to the Jaguars. Find out more inside.

According to Michael Wright of the Florida Times Union, league sources indicate that the Jacksonville Jaguars are among teams entering conversations with veteran defensive end Jared DeVries.

DeVries, formally of the Detroit Lions, was a third round pick in 1999 out of the University of Iowa. DeVries enjoyed the best season of his career in 2007 under former Lions and current Jaguars defensive line coach Joe Cullen with 6.5 sacks on the season. DeVries was having another good season in 2008 before the season was cut short due to injuries. DeVries would offer competition from a veteran defensive end to the Jaguars defensive line who is already familiar with what Joe Cullen wants out of his lineman. DeVries is known for being able to put pressure on the quarterback and hold the point against the run.

With the Jaguars failing to re-sign defensive end Reggie Hayward last night before the free agency period began, they are in search of a veteran defensive lineman to add to their roster.


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