The Jacksonville Jaguars signed veteran defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks during the free agency period to compete for one of the starting positions on the defensive line and apparently the team is high on Marks and his fit at the three-technique.
The Jaguars move former first-round pick defensive tackle Tyson Alualu, who was playing the three-technique role previously, outside to the defensive end position similar to what the Seahawks did with Red Bryant, in part because of wanting to get Marks on the field.
Marks knows he's still competing with the other 16 defensive lineman however, but he knew that when the team signed him.
"He told me when I came in on my visit, ‘We're going to compete,''' Marks told John Oehser of Jaguars.com. "He said, ‘We're going to find who will compete for the job. That's what they went out and did. It doesn't bother me."
Marks was originally drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft, but started just 26 games in his first four seasons and his play was up and down. Right now, Marks appears to be slated to start for the Jaguars on the interior, but a lot can change once the preseason rolls around.