But if the deal falls through and Jackson signs with Arizona or re-signs with Tampa Bay, the Steelers are exploring other options, including a trade for Jacksonville's Donovan Darius.
The Jaguars named Darius, a Pro Bowl alternate at strong safety, their
franchise player before the free agent period began.
But new head coach Jack Del Rio isn't sure Darius has the coverage
skills the defense he wants to install requires, or that he wants to
pay Darius franchise player money.
The Jaguars are said to be asking for a premium draft pick - first or
second round - in return for Darius. The Steelers, however, aren't
willing to pay that price and will only make a deal if the Jaguars
lower the asking price.
Of course, should Jackson finally decide to sign his name on the dotted
line with the Steelers, any deal for Darius would be dead.
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