The Jaguars signed the former Green Bay Packers corner to a four-year, $24.5 million contract in 2015. The 27-year-old set a franchise record with 23 pass break ups in his first season, but lost his starting gig last season. House started just four games in 2016 and earned zero passes defended with just 17 tackles.
“Keep an eye on the Jacksonville Jaguars here,” NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport said during Tuesday’s edition of Free Agency Frenzy jersey. “They do have a lot of money invested in that position. Of course, last year with Malik Jackson jersey, similar player, similar position, but I am told they are the team to watch here as far as where Calais Campbell jersey may end up.”
The anticipated trade of wide receiver Brandin Cooks and probable departure of disruptive defensive tackle Nick Fairley are only two changes that should hit this roster. With a fine skill-position group in place, expect the Saints to address their defense with the aggression of a staff that knows it’s running out of time. The team’s speed and cheap jerseys and talent on defense is lackluster at every level. One more losing season would test owner Tom Benson’s patience and likely end the most productive era in franchise history.
Unfortunately for Adams, that team has no shot at landing the star LSU safety and one club official described him as a “wish list” player, per Jones. The team that does land the three-year starter will get a physical presence against the run in the secondary, but according to Adams, much more than that. He tried to dispel the notion that he’s more of a run-stopping safety than an asset in coverage.
“To look at Keenan, to look at his background, where he came from and what he was able to accomplish, you better believe he can share information to the players in that room on how to be successful in this league. It starts with toughness,” Coughlin said. “Now that’s not the first thing on most people’s lists when it comes to talking about receivers. But you talk about a guy who’s tough, he wouldn’t miss a practice with a separated shoulder. That’s a little bit of something that has to happen. This league can benefit from more of that attitude and this team from that attitude as well.”
“Skill-set wise as a tight end, he gives you everything,” NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah explained in 2014. “He can run after the catch, he can post you up in the middle of the field, he has a great feel in the red zone.”
Still just 28 years old, Thomas could be poised for a bounce-back season in Miami. Without benefit of a Hall of Fame quarterback like Peyton Manning, though, he’s a poor bet to score 24 times over 27 games as he did when the Broncos’ offense was shattering NFL records.
Jacksonville has a ton of cap space, even before releasing House, and could be a player in free-agent corner market. As its recent releases have shown, however, spending money doesn’t mean wins will follow.
Those expectations feel entirely possible amid reports that the Broncos are also interested in Campbell, who is bound to become a dangerously rich man if a bidding war breaks out for his services.