The Jacksonville Jaguars are still working to beef up their offensive line depth by hosting Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson.
Just got off the phone with free agent OT Kelvin Beachum. He told me he's traveling Sunday for a visit with the #Jaguars Monday.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 12, 2016
Beachum was a seventh round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft and has played in 40 games in his four-year career with the Steelers. He's started 35 of them, including all 16 in the 2014 NFL season.
Earlier this month, ESPN named Beachum the biggest free agent on the team, saying he was a top-10 left tackle before tearing his ACL in Week 7. But SB Nation's Behind The Steel Curtain seems unconcerned with losing Beachum.
"The fact of the situation which goes unnoticed is the depth behind Beachum," Behind The Steel Curtain's Jeff Hartman writes. "Alejandro Villanueva played a very solid brand of football throughout the second half of the season, and very well could have made Beachum expendable, especially coming off a major knee surgery midway through the season. Beachum is important, just as any left tackle is important, but coming off injury and having a high asking price might be considered the "biggest" free agent on the team's roster, but not the most important, in my opinion."
It's an interesting move on Dave Caldwell's part. I have to imagine Luke Joeckel is the favorite to start, but Beachum isn't going somewhere that won't offer him a legitimate opportunity to compete to be a starter.