The Jacksonville Jaguars will reportedly sign former Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Darqueze Dennard, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Former #Bengals CB Darqueze Dennard is headed to the #Jaguars, source said. The former first rounder lands in Jax as they continue to add.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2020
Winner of the 2013 Jim Thorpe Award given to the best defensive back in college football, Dennard is a former first round NFL Draft pick — but injuries derailed his career. He has missed 19 games in his six-year career.
But in those six years, he has been a solid nickel cornerback for the Bengals, compiling 274 tackles (five for a loss) and three interceptions.
It will be interesting to see what the Jaguars do with current nickel cornerback D.J. Hayden now that they’ve signed Dennard.