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Jaguars will sign Jermey Parnell, per report

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The Jaguars have added a new offensive lineman to the fold, former Cowboys offensive tackle Jermey Parnell.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars will sign free agent offensive tackle Jermey Parnell once free agency officially starts, according to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The Jaguars were reportedly linked to free agency Bryan Bulaga, but it appears that that was either agent talk or something to throw people off the scent of their real target, Parnell.

Parnell earned a big pay day with his play for the Dallas Cowboys last season, filling in for an injured Doug Free and he was viewed as a sleeper free agent with a ton of upside.

Parnell, 28, was a basketball player at Ole Miss before a short stint playing at defensive end for the football team. Parnell was originally signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent and spent time on the practice squad playing defensive end, tight end, and defensive tackle before finally settling on offensive tackle. He bounced around a few teams before sticking with the Cowboys and now has worked himself to being the Jaguars highest paid offensive lineman.

According to ESPN, Parnell's deal will be five-years for $32 million with $13 million guaranteed.