The Jacksonville Jaguars signed veteran fullback Tommy Bohanon on Monday afternoon, the team announced in a press release. It's no surprise the team finally decided to add a fullback to their roster, something the team did not carry the past two seasons, as new head coach Doug Marrone indicated that he would like to utilize one in his offense.
Bohanon spent the 2016 season not on an NFL roster, but prior to that the 6'1", 241 pound full back was the lead blocker for then New York Jets running back Chris Ivory, who is now on the Jaguars roster. With Bohanon as the fullback, Ivory rushed for over 1,000 yards in 2015 with a 4.3 yards per carry (YPC) average and in 2013 had a YPC of 4.6.
Marrone utilized a fullback in his stops with the New Orleans Saints, as the head coach of Syracuse and as the head coach of the Buffalo Bills with Nathaniel Hackett as the offensive coordinator, so it's no surprise the Jaguars ended up signing one. It's something fans have been asking for the past two seasons while the team has struggled to run the football.
The Jaguars also announced the signing of second-year wide receiver Larry Pinkard.