The Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed defensive lineman Tyson Alualu, according to a report by Adam Schefter. Alualu was originally drafted with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, but after being a massive disappointment as a defensive tackle in the team's old defensive schemes, he found new life in Gus Bradley's hybrid defensive front.
When Gus Bradley took over as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, it didn't take long for the team to move then defensive tackle Alualu to the defensive end position, playing the five-technique role, which was a lot more like what he did in college at Cal in their 3-4 defense.
In his new role, Alualu has proven to be a reliable and valuable rotational presence on the defensive line, backing up veteran Red Bryant and often times coming in on different packages as both a defensive end and a defensive tackle.
It makes sense to bring Alualu back and what's likely a cheap deal, as he has value as a rotational player in this defense.