The 2021 edition of NFL free agency officially begins for the Jacksonville Jaguars at 12pm EST today.
This is our Super Bowl, folks.
We’re going to try and gather every piece of news, every rumor, and every update in our live blogs through the rest of the week right here. We love you all.
10:45 PM: Sigh. I really wanted Dalvin Tomlinson in Jacksonville.
10:14 PM: Another likely miss by the Jaguars. They need help in the secondary and Mike Hilton could have been a contributor from Day 1.
7:10 PM: It’s a homecoming for Carlos Hyde, who has experience playing under Urban Meyer.
6:55 PM: Well, he’s fast. Urban Meyer likes fast.
WR Phillip Dorsett is signing with the Jaguars, per source. Urban Meyer wants speed and gets it.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 15, 2021
6:33 PM: I... don’t understand football.
Rams are giving LB Leonard Floyd a four-year, $64 million deal, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2021
6:27 PM: That’s your pass rusher move for the day, folks. Dawuane Smoot had a good bounce back year last season, but I still would have liked to have seen Carl Lawson in teal.
The #Jaguars are bringing back DE Dawuane Smoot, source said, giving him a 2-year deal worth $14M. Another DL today.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2021
4:19 PM: FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
3:39 PM: Special teams is incredibly important to Urban Meyer, so it’s no surprise that Jamal Agnew is one of his first signings.
Actually a sneaky good get here. Former first-team All-Pro in 2017.— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) March 15, 2021
Has had four punt-return touchdowns. One kick return touchdown.
11.6 YPR on punts. https://t.co/BFBDnsZjMM
3:14 PM: Oh.
Here’s something concrete: that’s the biggest load of crap I’ve ever read. That’s 100% false.— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) March 15, 2021
3:12 PM: Roy Robertson-Harris is coming to Jacksonville. He’ll help beef up what was one of the worst defensive lines in football last season.
Source confirms that Roy Robertson-Harris is heading to the Jaguars (@MikeGarafolo first).— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) March 15, 2021
Bears found a good one in RRH — undrafted out of UTEP, converted from OLB to DL, then was third on the team in QB hits in both 2018 and 2019. And now he cashes in.
2:00 PM: The Jaguars aren’t likely to get Matt Judon.
12:59 PM: Jonnu Smith going to the New England Patriots. Hunter Henry is the next best tight end on the market.
Former Titans’ TE Jonnu Smith reached agreement with the Patriots on a 4–year, $50 million deals that includes $31.25 million fully guaranteed, @DrewJRosenhaus told ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2021
12:21 PM: Shaq Barrett is staying with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sigh.
12:00 PM: LET’S GOOOOOOOOOO!
LET’S TAMPER LEGALLY! pic.twitter.com/DZob85PTsv— Big URBAN RENEWAL Country (@BigCatCountry) March 15, 2021
10:11 AM: A little more context on Shaquil Barrett. He’s still very good, folks.
Great sack here by Barrett. While he had “only” 8 sacks last year, he was second in the league in total pressures with 77.— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) March 15, 2021
He’s legitimate. #Jaguars would come out winning if they were able to land him:
8:33 AM: The Jaguars seem to be going all in on veteran defenders this offseason. Is this 2017? WHAT YEAR IS IT?
8:00 AM: From last night, John Shipley over at Sports Illustrated knocked it out of the park with this feature on Urban Meyer and how his relationships will come into play during free agency. Read it, y’all.
6:06 AM: Andrew Norwell is staying in Jacksonville for at least one more season. Looks like the offensive line is set. There are position groups that need a lot more help than offensive line, and I think Urban Meyer knows that.