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Malik Jackson signs 6 year, $86.1 million contract

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The high-priced free agent defensive lineman has put pen to paper on his new contract with the Jaguars.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars announced they've signed free agent defensive lineman Malik Jackson as an unrestricted free agent. It's a six-year deal worth $86.1 million and $42 million guaranteed. It's a bit larger than the six-year deal worth $85.5 million that was reported earlier in the week.

Jackson spent the first four seasons of his career with the Broncos after being selected in the fifth round (137th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. Jackson has started in 24 of 62 games played, including seven of eight postseason matchups. In 2015, he started and played in all 16 games, posting 45 tackles (34 solo), 5.0 sacks and a career-best seven passes defensed, the second-most by an NFL defensive lineman. In addition, he recovered a fumble in the end zone in this February's Super Bowl 50 for the seventh fumble recovery for a touchdown in Super Bowl history.

Jackson played in all 16 regular-season games in 2014, earning 42 tackles. He led the Broncos with 11 tackles for a loss and 15 quarterback hits, and appeared in all 16 games with five starts during his sophomore season in 2013.