Jaguars Add Depth and Veteran Experience in 2021 Free Agency Class

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The Jacksonville Jaguars started the early part of NFL Free Agency week quiet. However, they have since made noise, adding depth and veteran experience to their young roster in what was an exciting week for Jaguars fans.

Coming into free agency this week, the Jaguars had one of the youngest rosters in the NFL. With the addition of veterans mentioned below, they will bring experience and add depth to the roster ahead of the upcoming NFL Draft in April.

Jaguars Free Agency Signings

RB

  • Carlos Hyde

WIDE RECEIVERS:

  • Jamal Agnew
  • Phillip Dorsett II
  • Marvin Jones Jr.

TE

  • Chris Manhertz

DE/OLB:

  • JihadWard
  • Roy Robertson-Harris

DT:

  • MalcolmBrown
  • Tyson Alualu

SAFETY:

  • Rayshawn Jenkins
  • Rudy Ford

CB

  • Shaquill Griffin

Re-Signed Jaguars Free Agency Class

DE:

  • Dawuane Smoot

CB:

  • Sidney Jones IV

OL:

  • Tyler Shatley

CB:

  • Tre Herndon

Along with the above Jaguars free agency moves, they also franchise tagged offensive lineman Cam Robinson .

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CB Shaquill Griffin Signed

Shaquill Griffin is a 6-foot, 198-pound, third-round draft pick from Seattle. He started 53 games for the Seahawks and played in a total of 57 games. During his time with Seattle, he recorded 248 tackles, 48 passes defensed and six interceptions. He defended the 10th-most passes in the NFL and is one of only three players in the NFL with at least 240 tackles and 48 passes defensed over the last four seasons.

Shaquill also has a twin brother in the NFL, Shaquem Griffin. They both played in Seattle together after Shaquem was drafted by the team his brother was with at the time. This is a draft story many NFL fans remember. Shaq’s smile and positive energy is already being felt in Duval County in Jacksonville as excitement builds around the arrival of Griffin.

Griffin’s contract is a three-year, $40 million deal.

Shaq has already taken to twitter to express his excitement, saying he can’t wait for the team to be great inn 2021.

Jaguars Sign Speedy Phillip Dorsett

Phillip Dorsett comes to the Jaguars with a lot of experience. He has been in the NFL for six years now and has played in two Super Bowls with the New England Patriots.

Dorsett, 28, has started 15 games over the course of his six seasons in the NFL. He has 124 receptions for 1,634 yards and 11 touchdowns in 71 games. He had a career-high 528 receiving yards for the Colts in 2016 and scored five touchdowns for the Patriots in 2019.

Carlos Hyde Returns to Duval

Carlos Hyde is no stranger to Jacksonville. The 31-year-old running back played eight games for the Jaguars in 2018. During his first stint with the organization, Hyde rushed for 189 yards on 58 carries. This week, he agreed to return to Jacksonville.

Hyde spent the 2019 season in Houston, rushing for 1,070 yards and six touchdowns for the Texans. He started 14-of-16 games played. He then spent the 2020 season in Seattle, rushing for 356 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games. Over the course of his seven-year career, Hyde has rushed for 4,726 yards and 36 touchdowns

Hyde is also no stranger to head coach Urban Meyer. He played for Meyer from 2012-13 at Ohio State. He was a second-team All-America selection in 2013.

Head coach Urban Meyer, as well as the coaching staff, are excited about these new additions and the 2021 Jaguars free agency class. This class brings depth and veteran capabilities to a young roster.

There’s a log of buzz in Jacksonville this week, and fans are excited about what’s to come for their Jacksonville Jaguars in 2021.

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