The Jacksonville Jaguars appear to be locked into signing free agent tight end Julius Thomas when the clock strikes 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, when free agency officially begins. It seems as though the Jaguars have had that worked out for quite a while, because there was a quick downturn in other suitors for Thomas.
In other news, the Jaguars appear to be making a big time push for running back Demarco Murray and are one of the teams interested in signing offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga. If the Jags can swing Thomas, Murray and Bulaga, boy what a haul that would be on the offensive side of the ball. Missing out on a veteran receiver won't be that big of a deal if you land all three of those.
10:42 PM: Looks like the Jaguars have another signing in the bag, this time linebacker Dan Skuta.
#Jaguars expected to sign LB Dan Skuta, per report http://t.co/86skCLuiMJ pic.twitter.com/AbWwdMET2t— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) March 10, 2015
9:39 PM: Oh.
Hear the same thing about #Jaguars in FA as I did while they searched for coaches: Things have changed. People want to go there now.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2015
8:38 PM: It appears that Julius Thomas to the Jaguars is unofficially official.
Julius Thomas expected to sign with #Jaguars, per report http://t.co/njxYvJgP4Q pic.twitter.com/88jsfX1kRw— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) March 10, 2015
7:43 PM: Even with rumors of the Seahawks making a push for Julius Thomas, appears Jaguars are prepared to over pay to get their guy.
#Jaguars reportedly prepared to "over spend" to ensure landing TE Julius Thomas http://t.co/g5Svi4ywFm pic.twitter.com/MYSaSQcS07— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) March 9, 2015
7:35 PM: According to Jason Cole, the Jaguars are one of five teams who'd be interested in Greg Hardy.
Are the #Jaguars interested in Greg Hardy? http://t.co/O8Whd3B386 pic.twitter.com/V9cxfAGXaj— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) March 9, 2015
3:31 PM: Encouraging news still coming out about Julius Thomas.
Still hearing #Jaguars for Julius Thomas. #Seahawks lingering, but Jacksonville is the primary.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 9, 2015
2:28 PM: Looks like if the Jaguars want Demarco Murray, and it seems that they're pushing for him, they'll need to pay roughly $8 million per year.
Sounds like DeMarco Murray's camp is confident there are teams willing to pay $8M per year for his services. Will the #Cowboys step up?— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) March 9, 2015
1:39 PM: Little late on getting the official stories up, but the Jaguars will be signing Jared Odrick and Jermey Pernell officially tomorrow.
Jared Odrick will sign with #Jaguars, per report http://t.co/6sQG9ZNGWF pic.twitter.com/Ci9VGjpQCz— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) March 9, 2015
#Jaguars will sign Jermey Parnell, per report http://t.co/M9n6xInYDJ pic.twitter.com/vOuMeYvb4V— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) March 9, 2015
1:32 PM: The market for Davon House is heating up and the Jaguars are involved. Makes the CB position interesting.
The market for CB Davon House is heating up. Potential landing spots: #Packers, #Jets, #Jags, #Seahawks, #Bears, #Cowboys.— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) March 9, 2015
11:16 AM: The Jaguars and free agent defensive lineman Jared Odrick have reportedly come to terms on a contract. Boom.
#Dolphins DT Jared Odrick agrees to terms with Jacksonville http://t.co/OdSy6Jj8OI— Chris Perkins (@chrisperk) March 9, 2015
11:15 AM: General manager Dave Caldwell never even pursued Bryan Bulaga, surprisingly, and wanted Jermey Parnell all along. Interesting.
Was told by a league source that #Jaguars never had interest in OT Bryan Bulaga. After Jermey Parnell all along.— Michael DiRocco (@ESPNdirocco) March 9, 2015
10:41 AM: It looks like the Jaguars have Dallas Cowboys swing tackle Jermey Parnell all wrapped up. Let's do this.
Former #Cowboys swing tackle Jermey Parnell has told friends he plans to head to the #Jaguars, sources say.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2015
10:32 AM: With Ndamukong Suh likely heading to the Miami Dolphins, the Jaguars are reportedly turning their attention to Jared Odrick.
Jared Odrick likely headed to the Jaguars http://t.co/nOT6pMb2Q1— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 9, 2015
6:46 AM: Looks like another top free agent won't be leaving their current team, as pass rusher Jerry Hughes stays with the Buffalo Bills.
The #Bills and Jerry Hughes have agreed to terms on a 5 -year contract, according to an NFL source.— Vic Carucci (@viccarucci) March 9, 2015