The Jacksonville Jaguars have a lot of money to spend in free agency, but that doesn't mean they're going to sign a lot of players like they did in the 2011 NFL offseason. I've said I expect the Jaguars to be agressive in free agency, but not in the regard of the amount of players they will sign. Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union last night blogged some thoughts from Jaguars general manager Gene Smith. "What took place last year won't be the case this year," Smith told Ganguli. "It's not a place we want to be overly active year in and year out."
It seems this sent some fans into a panic, thinking the Jaguars were going to turtle up and sit aside in free agency with all of that cap room. You have to really look at the situation and what "less agressive" really means in this case. Last season, the Jaguars signed 5-6 defensive players that played significant time, most of them starting much of the season. I wouldn't expect that this offseason, either. So, just by default they will be less agressive. Ganguli also noted in her blog that the Jaguars will have defensive end Mario Williams on their radar. This is where I expect the Jaguars to be agressive, targeting one to two players and going hard to sign them.