The Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone and general manager Dave Caldwell both spoke to the media at the 2018 NFL Combine on Wednesday. While nothing major was revealed by either there are a few important things to takeaway from their comments.
Caldwell provided the most pertinent insight into upcoming roster decisions.
He mentioned that the Jaguars have the salary cap space to sign both Aaron Colvin and Allen Robinson who are set to hit free agency in March.
If you've been following the situation closely then you've known for a couple of days that the Jaguars would have enough room to sign both players. By cutting Chris Ivory and signing QB Blake Bortles to a contract extension the Jaguars effectively saved over $12.5 million in 2018 cap space. That additional cash gives the Jaguars more than enough room to sign both players as the team now has well over $30 million in cap space.
So, it's not exactly news that the Jaguars can re-sign both players. What is important to take away from this statement is that the Jaguars brass realizes they have the cap space to get both re-signed and are actively working on the situation.
It's always been likely that the Jaguars would bring back Allen Robinson, who might be the team's most talented offensive player. More surprising would be Aaron Colvin returning. But at this point it looks like there's a good chance of that happening. Jaguars.com lead writer John Oehser believes it's "very likely" that Colvin returns to Jacksonville in 2018.
Keeping your best offensive weapon and a key cog in the best secondary in football? Smart.
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