The Jacksonville Jaguars have been tied to Pittsburgh Steelers free agent offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum since Saturday, but he's reportedly leaving town without a contract in hand, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson.
Rapid Update: Text from OT Kelvin Beachum: “Headed (home) to Pittsburgh” (to evaluate next step).— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 15, 2016
Beachum told me he was literally on the plane just now when the #Jags asked if he could get off. But, door is now closed. Talks continue.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 15, 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.
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.
Do you think the potential contract terms are the hold up or the fact that Beachum doesn't see Jacksonville as a place where he'd get a legitimate chance to start?