The Jacksonville Jaguars have added a new player to their roster acording to Michael C. Wright. To be exact, the new guy is not an unknown face. He is former 7th round pick of the Jaguars('01): safety Marlon McCree. He is signed for a 1 year deal with the Jaguars, most likely for veteran minimum salary. He is maybe a "patch" kind of guy (as Vic calls all the journeymans of the league). He basicly try to add a little boost to the secondary, which is still trying to be a force in the defense. Although it is most likely, that McCree may not make the final 53, we saw in the past veteran defensive backs, who made the team, and were good players(Sammy Knight, Aaron Glenn comes to my mind)for the Jaguars. I hope McCree can help Reggie Nelson to find his form from his rookie season. He can create more competition to Nelson and Sean Considine. Anyway every helping hand is needed for the defense, and let's hope he can be a guy like that.
Originally a seventh-round selection by the Jaguars out of Kentucky in 2001, McCree has played for the Houston Texans (2003-04), Carolina Panthers (2005), San Diego Chargers (2006-07) and Denver Broncos (2008). McCree played the first three years of his career in Jacksonville, but the club abruptly released him just two games into the 2003 season, the first year of coach Jack Del Rio's tenure with the team. A Port Orange native, McCree provides experience, according to Del Rio, in addition to playmaking ability. Set to enter his 10th season, McCree has 16 interceptions (two returned for touchdowns), 448 tackles and three sacks. McCree spent last season in Denver, where he started seven games. The Broncos released him. McCree's best season came as a Jaguar in 2002, when he picked off six passes and made 71 tackles.
Welcome back Marlon, and let's hope with you the Jaguars will be a better team!