The Urban Meyer free agency era has begun, as Mike Garafolo reports that the Jaguars have agreed to terms with former Bears DT Roy Robertson-Harris.
Garafolo reports that the terms are as follows: three years, $24.4 million dollars with $14 million in gurantees.
Urban Meyer and the #Jaguars are on the board. They’ve agreed with former #Bears DT Roy Robertson-Harris on a three-year, $24.4 million deal, source said. He gets $14m in guarantees. The deal for the former undrafted free agent was done by @sportstarsnyc.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 15, 2021
Robertson-Harris is a former undrafted free agent who has started 13 games in four years with the Bears. In his time in Chicago, Robertson-Harris had 7.5 career sacks, nine tackles for loss, and 30 QB hits.
The Jaguars are in desperate need of defensive line talent, with former first round pick Taven Bryan not panning out, and Dawuane Smoot headed to free agency. Robertson-Harris is 6’5 and 295 pounds and can play along the interior of the defense. With new Jaguars Defensive Coordinator Joe Cullen coming from the Baltimore Ravens, a shift to a 3-4 defense could be in the works, and Robertson-Harris played in a defense similar in Chicago.
This is Meyer’s first free agent signing in the NFL, and it could be a sign of more to come.