We’re about five and a half hours into the free agency legal tampering period, and while everyone awaits news on the Jaguars agreeing to terms with new players, they’ve finished up agreeing to terms to re-sign one of the guys already here.
Patrick Omameh @patrickomameh has agreed to terms with the Jacksonville Jaguars @Jaguars— Schwartz & Feinsod (@schwartzfeinsod) March 7, 2017
It's $775,000 ($100,000 signing bonus) on one-year deal for Omameh per league source. #Jaguars— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) March 7, 2017
I like this move, and I think it’s one that makes a lot of sense, even though it’s not a blockbuster signing by any means. Omameh stepped in last year at left guard after Luke Joeckel went down with an injury against the Colts in London, playing the majority of snaps in that game. He started an additional five games at left guard, until he sustained a wrist injury against the Detroit Lions, and wound up on Injured Reserve. He also briefly filled in for Kelvin Beachum at left tackle in the San Diego game. During each of his fill-ins, Omameh seemed to provide solid play, and he obviously demonstrated the versatility he has, so bringing him back makes sense for the Jaguars.
Omameh was originally signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan in 2013. After spending the year with the 49ers as a member of their practice squad, Omameh was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and played as the team’s starting right guard for the entire 2014 season. After being cut by the Bucs, Omameh ended up in Chicago, spending the 2015 season with the Bears, and starting in nine games. He was originally signed by the Jaguars in June of last year.