For the second time since the start of free agency, a starting defensive lineman from Seattle is heading to Jacksonville.
Chris Clemons, who started 11 games at defensive end for the Seahawks last season, will sign with the Jaguars. It’s a four-year contract, according to Albert Breer of NFL Network.
Clemons will be reunited with Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley, who was the Seahawks’ defensive coordinator from 2009 to 2012. It’s also a reunion with defensive lineman Red Bryant, who started 15 games for the Seahawks last year and signed with the Jaguars this week.
When healthy, Clemons was an excellent pass rusher in Bradley’s defense: In the three seasons that Clemons played for Bradley, he had 11, 11 and 11.5 sacks. Clemons tore his ACL in the playoffs after the 2012 season and got off to a slow start in 2013, but if he’s all the way back in 2014, his acquisition could be a big part of the Jaguars turning their defense around.