The Jaguars came into the offseason with the most money to spend. They’ve already put a lot of it to use, and even signed one huge name. That name is Julius Thomas, the speedy tight end out of Denver. He caught 108 passes with 24 touchdowns over the last two years. Thomas is a massive asset to the team, and hopefully, he will speed up the development of some of the younger wide receivers. It is reported at $9 million a year.
They also have upgraded their right tackle by signing Jermey Parnell from the Cowboys. He started the last half of 2014, and impressed when the starter was injured. The Jags also signed cornerback Davon House, linebacker Dan Skuta and defensive tackle Jared Odrick to help bolster the defense.
House will likely compete for a starting spot at corner or even play the nickel role. After the departure of Will Blackmon, and the team not resigning Alan Ball, he will compete with Dwayne Gratz, Aaron Colvin and Demetruis Mccray.
Skuta, an outside linebacker from the 49ers, may signal the end of Geno Hayes’s time in Jacksonville. He had a career high of five sacks last season and can play both outside linebacker spots.
Odrick was a first-round pick by the Dolphins in 2010, and was not retained because they signed Suh. He can play DT or DE and will see time as Sen’Derrick Marks recovers from an ACL tear.
The Jaguars have also agreed to terms with free safety Sergio Brown from the Colts. This would fill a giant whole at FS.