Jags Free Agency Recap

JagNation takes a quick look at the Jaguars offseason moves.

STRATEGY AND PERSONNEL

The Jaguars were pleased with their mini-camp last week and the play of some of their new draft picks, especially the two defensive tackles Tyson Alualu and D'Anthony Smith. More important however, was the play of linebacker Kirk Morrison who seemed to fit right into the scheme on defense and right into a team leader on that side of the ball.

Those three players were the most significant additions to the Jaguars roster (along with DE Aaron Kampman), all of whom should make the Jaguars a more competitive and physical team on defense this year. Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio was particularly displeased with the way the defense played down the stretch and vowed to make changes.

General manager Gene Smith did his part in bringing four quality players, two veterans and two rookies who will provide instant help. If the Jaguars can find a wide receiver and a veteran lineman sometime during training camp this fall, this will be a much improved team from 2009.

FRANCHISE PLAYER: None.

TRANSITION PLAYER: None.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: None.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (not tendered offers)

  • CB Kennard Cox (not tendered as ERFA).
  • LB Clint Ingram (tendered at $1.176M with third-round pick as compensation; tender withdrawn April 26.


  • RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: None.

    EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS

  • CB Tyron Brackenridge started five games last year when Rashean Mathis was injured.


  • PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

  • DL Atiyyah Ellison: Potential RFA; $1.176M/1 yr.
  • OG Kynan Forney: Potential UFA; $755,000/1 yr.
  • S Courtney Greene: ERFA; terms unknown.
  • DE Reggie Hayward: UFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.
  • CB William Middleton: ERFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.
  • TE Ernest Wilford: Potential UFA; $630,000/1 yr.
  • WR Troy Williamson: Potential RFA; $800,000/1 yr, $100,000 SB.


  • PLAYERS ACQUIRED

  • DE Aaron Kampman: UFA Packers; $24M/4 yrs, $10M guaranteed.
  • LB Freddy Keiaho: Not tendered as RFA by Colts; $630,000/1 yr.
  • LB Kirk Morrison (trade Raiders).
  • WR Kassim Osgood: UFA Chargers; $6.675M/3 yrs, $2.975M guaranteed.


  • PLAYERS LOST

  • LB Quentin Groves (traded Raiders).
  • DT John Henderson (released).
  • WR Torry Holt (released).
  • LB Brian Iwuh (released).
  • DT Rob Meier (released).
  • DT Greg Peterson: Not tendered as RFA/Redskins; terms unknown.
  • DT Montavious Stanley (released; had been re-signed as potential RFA).
  • OT Tra Thomas (released).

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