The second day of NFL free agency has come and gone and the Jacksonville Jaguars were a little more active than expected. The Jaguars signed linebacker Geno Hayes to a two-year deal and have visits lined up with cornerback Alan Ball, offensive lineman Tyler Polumbus, and running back Justin Forsett.
Two former Jaguars were also signed on Wednesday as DT Terrance Knighton signed a two-year deal with the Broncos and CB Derek Cox signed a four-year deal with the Chargers.
There are still some free agents available after the big flurry who fit what the Jacksonville Jaguars will likely be planning to do on defense however, so as the dust settling there are still be good players to sign.
We will be tracking the free agency news throughout the day and you can follow along with our live blog of the events. We'll be keeping track of players the Jaguars show interest in through the day and former Jaguars players who sign elsewhere. We'll also track players the Jaguars could be showing interest in.
11:39 PM: The Jaguars also sent running backs coach Terry Richardson to the Michigan Pro Day, presumably to look at former-Wolverines quarterback/wide receiver/running back Denard Robinson, according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com.
11:25 PM: The Jaguars sent linebackers coach Mark Duffner to the Oregon Pro Day where he ran the LB drills, according to Rob Rang of CBS Sports. Dion Jordan did not participate on Thursday, though, meaning it was likely Kiko Alonso that drew their interest.
7:58 PM: Jaguars have re-signed CB Antwon Molden, according to Ryan O'Halloran.
7:19 PM: The Jaguars are showing interest in free agent CB Antoine Cason according to Eric Edholm of Pro Football Weekly.
5:40 PM: I've explained what the "spending to the salary floor" actually means for the Jaguars in 2013 and why they don't actually have to spend any money if they don't want to.
4:21 PM: And now Keenan Lewis is officially off the market after signing a five-year deal with the Saints.
4:18 PM: The Eagles snapped up Carey Williams in free agency on a three-year, $16.5 million deal which means another cornerback domino has fallen. It's sounding like Keenan Lewis will sign with the Saints, but there are still players like Antoine Cason and Brent Grimes available and there are less and less teams with money now looking for corners. This is likely what the Jaguars were waiting for at the corner position.
3:10 PM: The Colts just keep on spending and have signed Ricky Jean-Francois to a four-year deal worth $22 million.
We got another signing that we are FIRED UP ABOUT...ju$st about to ink deal,pen is in hand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET READY TO BE ELATED!!!!!!— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) March 14, 2013
Calm down Jim, he's not that great.
2:52 PM: Wide receiver Darrius Reynaud re-signed with the Titans on a one-year deal, but it wasn't without teams expressing their interest, apparently.
1:44 PM: Another one of the cornerback dominoes has fallen, as former-Dolphins cornerback Sean Smith has signed with the Chiefs, according to a tweet from his agent.
12:55 PM: In his O-Zone Live Chat, John Oehser of Jaguars.com was asked if he foresees the Jaguars signing a "franchise O-lineman in FA." Oehser responded with "Yes."
11:50 AM: Genocide byke?
Geno Smith just went to meet with new Jags coach Gus Bradley he told me he was most pleased with accuracy— Jim Corbett (@ByJimCorbett) March 14, 2013
11:33 AM: Geno Smith completed 60 of 64 passes at his Pro Day, with two of the incompletions drops. Reports from people there say he was accurate and displayed good mobility and arm strength on the move.
11:18 AM: The Redskins have signed free agent offensive tackle Jeremy Trueblood, which is a sign that they're moving on without Tyler Polumbus.
10:46 AM: O'Halloran thinks that Brad Meester and Greg Jones wind up returning to the Jaguars in 2013. I would guess Meester would decide if he'd rather play on a one-year league minimum deal or retire. Jones would likely have to come on the same type of contract.
10:18 AM: Also in his chat, O'Halloran says even with bringing in Polumbus, the Jaguars should offer a market contract to right tackle Sebastian Vollmer, to which I wholeheartedly agree.
10:12 AM: Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union says he's going to keep an eye on someone like Alan Branch, who the Jaguars could target at defensive tackle in his live chat this morning. He also notes that guys like Ball and Polumbus are likely moves for depth.
9:58 AM: Chris Mortensen on Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio is saying that the Jaguars and Eagles both love Geno Smith and could make a deal with the Chiefs to move into the number one overall pick.
9:10 AM: Free agent cornerback Sean Smith might be pricing himself out of the market as he's reportedly still asking for a contract around $8 million per year, forcing the Eagles to pull out of the running for his services. Derek Cox's contract seemed to set the market for mid-tier corner free agents, which the market is littered with, so I'm guessing Smith is going to have to come down to around the $6.5 million per year range if he wants more than a short-term deal.
9:00 AM: Reminder, the Jaguars are sending a large contingent to the West Virginia Pro Day today, including Bradley, Caldwell, Tony Khan, and Jedd Fisch.
8:40 AM: Former Seahawks kick returner Leon Washington is visiting the Patriots today. With the Jaguars interest in Justin Forsett, I would assume their interest in the 30-year old Washington is minimal.
7:48 AM: In a shocking development the free agency period has been closed and teams can no longer sign players. The first 68 hours were all the time teams had to sign players.