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Jacksonville Jaguars Daily: Malik Jackson sees responsibility with big pay day

Malik Jackson was one of the highest paid free agents this offseason and he sees it as an opportunity to become a team leader.

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Malik Jackson sees pay day as opportunity to become leader with Jacksonville Jaguars -
So how much will an $85.5 million contract change someone? In Jacksonville defensive tackle Malik Jackson, not much. That's what Jackson says. He signed with the Jaguars on March 9 as a free agent out of Denver, inking his name to a contract that guaranteed him $42 million. That alone is enough money to make a lot of guys take the low road and put their motor on cruise control for the rest of their career. Jackson's not that way. He sees the contract as a means where he needs, where he demands, to become a team leader.

The Jaguars will have to cut a good defensive tackle -
As we get closer to the interior of the Jacksonville Jaguars defense, we noticed a trend of the team getting more and more talented and as we finish up the defensive side, we hit on arguably their most talented position. The Jaguars are going to end up cutting a good player at the defensive tackle position, and that's a good thing.

Blake Bortles and Julius Thomas (finally) on the same page -
Boasting perhaps the NFL's most improved roster, the Jacksonville Jaguars are a trendy Cinderella pick to graduate from perennial AFC South doormat to division champions in 2016. The defense could have as many as six new starters. The offense is poised to become one of the NFL's best. If the Jaguars are going to reach their potential and crash the postseason party, they will need tight end Julius Thomas to recapture Pro Bowl form after floundering in his Jacksonville debut last season.