JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 09: Jeremy Mincey #94 of the Jacksonville Jaguars encourages the crowd to get loud against the Cincinnati Bengals during play at EverBank Field on October 9, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. Cincinnati won 30-20. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to a four-year deal with free agent defensive end Jeremy Mincey, according to a report by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com. Mincey was one of the top free agent defensive ends on the open market and fills a massive area of need for the Jaguars defense. Putting Mincey back on the defensive line next to defensive tackles Tyson Alualu and Terrance Knighton should help Mincey avoid some double teams on the outside and help out whoever is lined up opposite Mincey.
Mincey was a late bloomer in the NFL, bouncing around on a few teams before he stuck on with the Jaguars. Even once he stuck with the Jaguars, Mincey had trouble cracking the line up and staying on the football field and dealing with injuries. Last season, Mincey was able to play a full season and led the team in sacks with eight sacks on the season.