The Jacksonville Jaguars will be visiting with free agent outside linebacker Willie Jefferson, according to a report by Aaron Wilson of The National Football Post. Jefferson was among a trio of players that were released by the Houston Texans for a violation of team rules a few weeks ago.
Jefferson, originally at Baylor in college, was signed by the Texans as an undrafted free agent after finishing up his college career at Stephen F. Austin, transitioning from wide receiver/tight end to defensive end. He was highly thought of as a "small school" player who could latch on after being a late round pick or UDFA player as a pass rusher in the NFL.
He'd been playing outside linebacker for the Texans, but the 6'5 241 pound pass rusher was only active for six games, playing mostly on special teams. In the preseason for the Texans Jefferson showed some promise rushing the passer, but was behind quite a few others once the regular season rolled around.
It's possible the Jaguars could see Jefferson as someone to give a shot at the LEO end position, which is similar to a 3-4 outside rusher backer role.
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