The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Lerentee McCray to a one-year, $3.5 million deal, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network and NFL.com.
LB Lerentee McCray to Jacksonville. One year, $3.5m max, $1m guaranteed. Limited snaps last season so good deal there.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 9, 2017
According to Buffalo Rumblings, McCray is a versatile defender who rushes the passer from either side of the line, with his hand down or standing up. He has get-off from a hand-down position, can stay low, and has excellent flexibility to turn the corner. He works hard through blocks to reach the quarterback if the ball stays in the pocket. Hustles to chase plays across the line and downfield. He’s agile enough to drop into a zone and shows hands for the easy interception.
However, he has an injury history and rotated out of games regularly. He has to prove he has the stamina to be an every-down player.
Want to read up more on the newest member of the Jaguars defense? Check out Buffalo Rumblings here.