The Jacksonville Jaguars have been one of the busiest teams in NFL free agency and appear to continue to get some work down. The team is hot and heavy in the pursuit of free agent running back Demarco Murray, even putting on the full court press with the coaches and players last night, attempting to sway Murray to Jacksonville.
Quick Recap of Yesterday:
- Jaguars signed FS Sergio Brown (3-years, $7M, can hit $11M)
- Jaguars signed DE Jared Odrick (5-years, $42.5M [guessing], $22M guaranteed)
- Jaguars signed TE Julius Thomas (5-years, $46M, $24M guaranteed)
- Jaguars signed CB Davon House
- Jaguars will sign OT Jermey Parnell
- Jaguars will sign OLB Dan Skuta
5:12 PM: wat
Despite signing big-ticket TE Julius Thomas, #Jaguars don’t plan on cutting veteran Marcedes Lewis. Teams have inquired about a trade, tho— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2015
5:05 PM: I'd love for Jared Odrick to take $200,000 of Shad's money.
Jared Odrick has $2 million roster bonus on fifth day of 2017 league year, $200,000 Pro Bowl incentive each year— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 11, 2015
5:04 PM: Interesting way for the Jaguars to structure contracts. I like it.
#Jaguars using roster bonuses, too. Jeremy Parnell and Jared Odrick each get a $5M roster bonus next week on their big deals.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 11, 2015
4:10 PM: Hmm... seems DeMarco Murray is getting less than he thought he would in free agency. Renewed hope for the Jaguars?
Source familiar w/ DeMarco Murray negotiations: #Cowboys offered around $5 mil a year prior to him stripping Dallas off his twitter account.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 11, 2015
10:20 AM: Jaguars make the Julius Thomas signing official.
Julius is a Jag! @Julius_Thomas makes it official. MORE: http://t.co/hHlEufkLGk pic.twitter.com/1UA0mj5gIl— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) March 11, 2015
9:46 AM: Albert Breer of NFL Network is reporting that Dallas doesn't want Murray as bad as Jacksonville, financially.
Albert Breer just said that the Cowboys don't want Murray as bad as the Jaguars do financially.— Wells Farbo (@joeyfarbo) March 11, 2015
9:04 AM: A source familiar with the situation tells Big Cat Country that Demarco Murray will decide between the Cowboys or the Jaguars. Jaguars will have to make a deal Dallas isn't willing to match.
Demarco Murray is down to the #Jaguars or #Cowboys. Have to make an offer Dallas won’t match.— /r/Alfie (ಠ_ಠ) (@AlfieBCC) March 11, 2015
8:40 AM: Seems the Jaguars are interested in newly released defensive back Brandon Browner, which after the Davon House signing strikes me as... odd.
Brandon Browner is in New Orleans for a visit. Washington, Baltimore, Cleveland, Jacksonville also interested.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 11, 2015
8:25 AM: In the Demarco Murray race, the Oakland Raiders have signed Roy Helu and it now appears the Philadelphia Eagles are likely to sign Ryan Mathews.
Or that RT @MikeGarafolo: Actually, more than a visit for RB Ryan Mathews with he Eagles. He’s expected to sign with the team, source says.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2015
12:22 AM: One of the top pass rushers on the free agency market, Jason Worilds, is retiring from football.
Per agent @JB_XAM, Jason Worilds says " I have chosen to step away from football as I have opted to pursue other interests." Wow.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2015