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Clint Session joins Jaguars

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The Jaguars have successfully rebuilt their linebacker group, and they spent a lot to make it happen.

Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reports that Clint Session will get $11.5 million guaranteed in a five-year, $30 million contract.  That is very similar to the deal that Quincy Black signed in Tampa, and a little less than the deal that former Bills linebacker Paul Poslusnzy already signed with Jacksonville.

On paper, the Jaguars have a nice group with Daryl Smith, Session, and “Poz.”

Then again, we can’t think of many championships built by giving huge signing bonuses to good, not great linebackers that don’t rush the passer.

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37 Responses to “Clint Session joins Jaguars”
  1. skoobyfl says: Jul 28, 2011 3:33 PM

    Jags are getting stacked at LB, better hope no one tries passing the ball near Poz.

  2. jpmelon says: Jul 28, 2011 3:34 PM

    I like you have to use the shortened “poz” because you can’t spell pozluskinovich.

  3. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 28, 2011 3:36 PM

    Good move by the Jags.

  4. kirmie says: Jul 28, 2011 3:39 PM

    jpmelon says: Jul 28, 2011 3:34 PM

    I like you have to use the shortened “poz” because you can’t spell pozluskinovich.
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    I like that you make fun of somebody for shortening Paul Posluszny’s name by saying its spelled Pozluskinovich.

  5. oscojoe says: Jul 28, 2011 3:40 PM

    Jag’s open up at New England, Enough said!

  6. raijinnokumo says: Jul 28, 2011 3:41 PM

    Nice move, was hoping the Giants would make a move on Session. Jax is finally putting that defense back together

  7. brilarjax says: Jul 28, 2011 3:44 PM

    They always say its all about your Linebacking Core. I’d rather have 3 really good linebackers in a 4-3 than 1 outstanding linebacker and 2 just okay LBs. Now we need D Ends to get to Payton.

  8. citnetter says: Jul 28, 2011 3:44 PM

    That’s the way to improve one of the worst pass defenses in the league, Jags! Spend big on shoring up the middle. To hell with covering someone or rushing the passer.

  9. momentumtech says: Jul 28, 2011 3:45 PM

    “huge signing bonuses”? OK Rosenthal can you back that up? You mention $11 million in guarantees but nothing about a signing bonus. The same with Poz. $15 million in guarantees but nothing about signing bonuses.

    Would you like to clarify, I mean correct yourself there. I know this is associated with NBC news, but still a little accuracy could go a long way.

  10. bigdan7885 says: Jul 28, 2011 3:45 PM

    Class is now in Session!

    Am I right?…

  11. bigvinnyinjax says: Jul 28, 2011 3:45 PM

    We lost Pods, signed Poz. Free Agency has become very confusing.

  12. iowajagsfan28 says: Jul 28, 2011 3:47 PM

    Good to see PFT still can’t post something about the Jags without taking a little jab in the end.

  13. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Jul 28, 2011 3:52 PM

    Way too much $ in this LB corp, you draft LBers…..

  14. bleedblue18 says: Jul 28, 2011 3:54 PM

    Liked Clint but there was no way the Colts were giving him a 30 million dollar contract. Espeacially after breaking his arm and missing half of last season and rookies Pat Angerer and Kavell Conner filled in well. Jags must have really wanted him, good for him get that money while you can.

  15. awhite46 says: Jul 28, 2011 3:55 PM

    The Jags going from really poor LB play to average (or hopefully slightly above) could pay off more than people think

  16. momentumtech says: Jul 28, 2011 4:02 PM

    @bleedblue18,

    Your right everyone knew the Colts wouldnt resign him because they dont spend money on defense. Everything is spent on offense and that formula has worked since Peyton has been there.

    For teams without a #18, signing quality players on both sides of the ball is kind of a priority.

  17. zoxitic says: Jul 28, 2011 4:03 PM

    That is gonna be 1 hard hitting group of LBs

  18. zoxitic says: Jul 28, 2011 4:06 PM

    1 more big named safety signing to go.

    Go get’em Gene.

  19. momentumtech says: Jul 28, 2011 4:06 PM

    Also the Colts are trying to pay Peyton and somehow stay under the cap this year. Let the revolving door begin in Indy.

  20. tikyle says: Jul 28, 2011 4:21 PM

    Not when they used to have really good LB’s and it still didn’t matter because their pass rush was still garbage and their 2ndary was average at best.

  21. goindy2006 says: Jul 28, 2011 4:23 PM

    Please stop taking our players!!!

  22. ironheadjr says: Jul 28, 2011 4:26 PM

    A Panther and a Nittany Lion in Jacksonville, how about that?

  23. granadafan says: Jul 28, 2011 4:27 PM

    Not a Jags fan, but it looks as if they’re building a very good young defense. If they could just get the offense set straight, they’ll be tough contenders.

  24. bryjord says: Jul 28, 2011 4:32 PM

    Session is a beast. High price tag but a very good building block for this team and boy can he hit!

  25. momentumtech says: Jul 28, 2011 4:34 PM

    @granadafan,

    They still have more holes on defense IMHO. The offense actually has some good young playmakers and they strengthened that through the draft.

    Look for some new additions in the secondary in this free agency period.

  26. hobartbaker says: Jul 28, 2011 4:36 PM

    Can’t see the excitement of a linebacking corps of Posluzny, Sessions, and Smith. It’s adequate, I suppose, but nothing more than that.

  27. jersey73 says: Jul 28, 2011 4:38 PM

    I like Clint…but he isn’t worth that $$$.

  28. goatcheez says: Jul 28, 2011 4:52 PM

    they’ll be pretty good if Kampman doesn’t blow out his ACL again, but… that happened during padded practice last year which is being significantly cut down due to the new CBA so… hmmm… Jags obviously are going to sign either Landry, or another saftey. And possibly one of the CBs, I heard they really like Carr but Carr wants to start. They should probably sign him and move Cox to a backup role. I question Cox’s love of the game after what he pulled last year. But yeah, they got tons of $$$ to spend. Jags might be a problem for the rest of the AFC South. Their Offense is in it’s 3rd year together. That’s usually a magic year for consistency.

  29. goatcheez says: Jul 28, 2011 4:55 PM

    Shoot they almost won it last year if MJD wasn’t playing the whole 2nd half of the season on one leg. It was blatant during the Colts showdown. I couldn’t believe how slow he looked out there. Now we know why. Del Rio won’t get to beat the daylights out of his guys during the season anymore. They might not fade again like they usually do. Interesting coupled with Peyton’s neck, his holding the Colts front office hostage, Titans on the rebound, and the Texans being the Texans.

  30. brilarjax says: Jul 28, 2011 4:58 PM

    LBs Done!!! Now go sign Huff at Safety and decent DE to rush the passer!!

  31. indycolt45 says: Jul 28, 2011 5:15 PM

    momentumtech says: Jul 28, 2011 3:45 PM

    “huge signing bonuses”? OK Rosenthal can you back that up? You mention $11 million in guarantees but nothing about a signing bonus

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    Math not your thing? It’s cool. Grab a calculator and punch in 30 – 11.5. Now you’ve got that signing bonus you’re dying to figure out.

  32. mrclearview says: Jul 28, 2011 5:27 PM

    I wonder who else the Colts are going to let go on that defense just so they can afford the forehead?

  33. johnnyjagfan says: Jul 28, 2011 5:36 PM

    Brilarjax: Agree on optimism with the new LB corps. Hope our DL can stuff some runners so our LBs don’t have to make so many solo tackles. I differ w/ you on Huff, though. Didn’t start making plays til last season & we burned Huff anyway.

    Now go get a WR! Right?

  34. goatcheez says: Jul 28, 2011 6:51 PM

    indycolt wouldn’t 30-11.5 just be salary that is NOT guaranteed? only 11.5 is guaranteed. So that is the signing bonus right? Not 18.5. Oh yeah, the deal is actually for 29 mill, 1 mill is incentive based, now reported via Times-Union.

  35. Topher says: Jul 28, 2011 7:09 PM

    As a Colts fan I think Session is a very average player. As a Colts fan I am in favor of the Jaguars spending $30m on average.

  36. momentumtech says: Jul 28, 2011 7:30 PM

    indycolt45 says:
    Jul 28, 2011 5:15 PM
    momentumtech says: Jul 28, 2011 3:45 PM

    “huge signing bonuses”? OK Rosenthal can you back that up? You mention $11 million in guarantees but nothing about a signing bonus

    —————

    Math not your thing? It’s cool. Grab a calculator and punch in 30 – 11.5. Now you’ve got that signing bonus you’re dying to figure out.

    ———
    ———

    You couldn’t be more wrong. How could the signing bonus be more than the guaranteed money? Amazing.

  37. detroitlionsnfl says: May 18, 2012 8:12 PM

    That was a smart signing, the Jags are building themselves back up.

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