The Jaguars spent much of last week working out potential depth players. They worked with safety Baccari Rambo, cornerback Alterraun Verner, and now word is out that the team worked out linebacker Sam Barrington. Barrington wouldn't be the first hometown kid to don the black and teal of the Jaguars, but he would be the latest. He graduated from Terry Parker High School.
Barrington started his NFL career with the Packers after playing his college ball at USF where he earned All Big East Honors in 2012. A 7th round pick in 2013 by the Packers he started 8 games with the team from 2013-2015. It once appeared that Barrington would have a significant role with the Packers, but he was released by the team after the 2015 season and since then has bounced around from the Chiefs to the Saints to now visiting with his hometown team.
Barrington would add depth to an already crowded linebacker room. He would also need to be a special teams contributor to make it with this Jaguars squad as he would be in direct competition with Josh McNary, Audi Cole, and others who are known special teams aces.
No word has come out about whether or not the workout went well.
The Jaguars start OTAs Tuesday - don't be surprised if a couple of players are added to the mix prior to or during OTAs. Former Giants star Victor Cruz is expected to meet with the team Tuesday as well.
Stay tuned for more.