The Jacksonville Jaguars are one of the teams that are expected to make a major run at free agent wide receiver Randall Cobb in free agency, according to a report by Bill Huber of Packer Report. Free agency rumors have linked the Jaguars to Cobb for a few weeks, but this is really the first kind of report that essentially says they will make a run at him.
According to OverTheCap.com, the Raiders have the second-most available cap space at $57.4 million. Jacksonville, which has a league-high $68.5 million in space, also is prepared to make a run at Cobb, a source said, though the source wasn't sure of the specifics.
As we reported earlier, Cobb is looking for a contract in the neighborhood of $9 million per year, similar to teammate Jordy Nelson. That number will likely be driven up by interest around the league, but Cobb can still be signed for a contract that won't break the bank, especially a team with as much cap to spend as the Jaguars.
Jacksonville has a young offense and second-year quarterback Blake Bortles would greatly benefit from a strong receiving presence inside. Enter Cobb, who doesn't turn 25 until this year's preseason, and yet is coming off the best season of his young career with 91 receptions for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns.
*pulls out wallet*