The Jaguars had a quiet first day of legal tampering on Monday, relatively speaking. While division rivals Houston and Indianapolis made blockbuster trades, the Jaguars failed to make a move.
It’s not necessarily a bad thing for the Jaguars, either.
Dave Caldwell and company made a big roster move on Sunday, trading Calais Campbell for a fifth-round pick. And they’re not likely done.
According to Adam Schefter, multiple teams, including the Bears, have approached the Jaguars about trading for Nick Foles, but to this point the offers haven’t been sweet enough for the Jaguars to accept. With plenty of interest in the veteran QB, a trade seems likely.
And Monday evening, Yannick Ngakoue was back to his usually cryptic-self on Twitter. He sent out a diamond emoji. Ngakoue has publicly stated his disinterest in signing a long-term deal with the Jaguars, but he’s currently under the franchise tag. Might the Jaguars find a trade partner for Ngakoue soon?
While the Jaguars don’t figure to land many top-flight free agents — most of them agreed to deals on day one of the legal tampering window — they can still add valuable pieces at positions of need in the days to come.
The biggest hole on the Jaguars’ roster is at outside cornerback, and there are still valuable players available at that spot. Desmond Trufant is the headliner among the outside cornerbacks still available, but guys like Chris Harris, Jimmy Smith, Aqib Talib, Prince Amukamara, Eli Apple, Kevin Johnson, Artie Burns, and more could all make an impact for the Jags.
They’ll need to sign a defensive tackle as well. There are plenty of talented players still on the market there. DJ Reader, Shelby Harris, Michael Pierce, Linval Joseph, Damon Harrison, Mike Daniels, and Marcell Dareus are among the top talent still available at DT.
Other positions to watch could include middle linebacker, safety, offensive guard, wide receiver, tight end, and offensive tackle.
The Jaguars also have yet to part ways with expensive players that project to be backups in 2020 like Marqise Lee, Geoff Swaim, and potentially Abry Jones.
Expect plenty of movement on the Jaguars front in the coming days.
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