The Jacksonville Jaguars kicked off this offseason by signing safety Barry Church. Now the Jaguars will continue to improve their defense by signing defensive lineman Calais Campbell. Dianna Russini of ESPN reported the news.
Calais Campbell is expected to sign with the Jaguars per sources
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 9, 2017
The Jaguars spent a ton of money on Malik Jackson a year ago and have made their defensive line a big priority in recent years. He joins former first-round pick Dante Fowler and 2015 3rd round pick Yannick Ngakoue as starters along the defensive line.
Campbell, 31, was ranked the 2nd best interior lineman by Pro Football Focus. In 2016 he recorded 8 sacks, two forced fumbles, and 1 interception. He has always been known as one of the best run defenders as well. After giving Chandler Jones a new mega extension, it appears the Cardinals didn’t have the resources to bring back Campbell.