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Aaron Colvin's return gives Jaguars flexibility in secondary

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The Jacksonville Jaguars will see the return of cornerback Aaron Colvin, who served a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's PED policy. Colvin's return saw former third-round pick Dwayne Gratz getting released to make room, which could make for some interesting looks in the defensive backfield. Previously we saw first round pick Jalen Ramsey play both inside and outside, but it seems like he's finally taken that outside role for his own, at least according to head coach Gus Bradley.



"He (Colvin) had a really good training camp, especially at the nickel spot. He is a good blitzer, good in coverage, short area quickness, so some of the qualities you look for at nickel," Bradley told reporters at a press conference on Wednesday. "Look for him to be there and just jockey some things around on the perimeter then. A guy like Jalen now who will stay outside for the most part."

Colvin's best games have seemingly been him playing the nickel position, because he's so good in that short area and as a blitzer, which is something the team has missed while he's been out. With Prince Amukamara and Ramsey taking hold of the outside positions, it should mean that Colvin slots right in to the nickel corner position.

Many will ask about Davon House, who's been up and down so far this season, but in the Jaguars scheme he's more of a fit on the outside than the inside and Josh Johnson has also been showing up the last few weeks. House will be relegated to the bench it seems, but with Amukamara's injury history it's likely we will see House on the field as the season goes on.

Expect to see Aaron Colvin back on the field on Sunday as the nickel corner, though.