Colvin visits the First Coast

This off-season, one of the Jaguars biggest priorities, will be to improve a sluggish pass rush. There are several outstanding pass rushers available in the free agency market and the draft. Outside linebacker Rosevelt Colvin is one of the best in the business and the good news for the Jaguars is that on Saturday he made a visit with Jacksonville. Will the Jaguars open up their pocket book?


Strong-side linebacker Rosevelt Colvin, one of the hottest players in free agency, has already interviewed with the Giants, Lions and Cardinals. On Saturday, the 6-foot-3 and 253 pound linebacker made his final stops on his free agency tour to Jacksonville and Houston.

Earlier in the week, the Lions were rumored to be the team to beat but after a visit with head coach Jack Del Rio and James Harris, the Jaguars are making a serious run at pass rushing specialist.

"I'm looking for somebody who wants me to be part of the team," Colvin told Theinsiders.com. "I was looking for that in Chicago, but they haven't expressed that much interest. I just want to be a part of a team that wants me there, part of an organization that is looking forward to winning ballgames and ultimately winning the Super Bowl."

Colvin, who played defensive in college, wants to switch back to his to the position he starred in college.

"I think I'm a rush end playing linebacker," Colvin told Lionsfan.com. "My heart is rushing the passer. I was a defensive end in college and had the opportunity to do that."

The Jaguars, who desperately need help rushing the passer, seems like a perfect fit for Covin who was credited with 21 sacks in the last two seasons.

The Jags don't want to spend a lot of money in free agency and Colvin would demand a contract around $4 to $5 million a year.

Will the Jags open the pocketbook?

We will know shortly.

--Dave Peters Jags Insider.com

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