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Prince Amukamara’s visit to Jacksonville ends with a contract

during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 20, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Getty Images

It wasn’t long ago that we brought news that the Jaguars have signed offensive lineman Mackenzy Bernadeau.

It didn’t take long for the Jaguars to bump their total number of free agents signed so far this week to six. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team has agreed to a one-year deal with former Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara.

Amukamara was in Jacksonville for a visit with the team on Friday and it was his first since the start of the league year, so it’s not a big surprise that things worked out in a deal. Amukamara, No. 46 on PFT’s list of the top free agents, turned in some solid work for the Giants after they made him a first-round pick in 2011 but 13 missed games in the last two years have kept him off the field too much.

Those injuries may explain why Amukamara is taking a one-year deal, although he should have plenty of opportunities to build his value for next year if he remains healthy. Davon House, Aaron Colvin and Dwayne Gratz shouldn’t provide much of an obstacle to a starting job for Amukamara in 2016.

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16 Responses to “Prince Amukamara’s visit to Jacksonville ends with a contract”
  1. swellbuilt says: Mar 11, 2016 4:47 PM

    Nice pick up. Go Jags!

  2. mcjon22 says: Mar 11, 2016 4:47 PM

    Not a Jags fan, but don’t they need offensive help?

    The signings on defense is cool, I just thought they would be going hard for receivers and linemen.

  3. razzlejag says: Mar 11, 2016 4:49 PM

    Solid signing. Jags are making some good moves.

  4. jag1959 says: Mar 11, 2016 4:52 PM

    When I saw the headline I thought this sounded like the Jags first real FA misstep but a one year prove it deal changes that perception. Prince’s compensation package should always involve games played and snap %

  5. valentino8100 says: Mar 11, 2016 4:55 PM

    I like this signing for Jax. A whole lot more than I like the Malik Jackson signing. Overall, shaping up to be a productive free agency period for the Jags. But Jackson though; smh. Too much money -way too much money.

  6. beerbudsnbevo says: Mar 11, 2016 4:58 PM

    Building a team through Free Agency generally never works out…

  7. shackdelrio says: Mar 11, 2016 5:00 PM

    “beerbudsnbevo says:
    Mar 11, 2016 4:58 PM
    Building a team through Free Agency generally never works out…”

    Good thing they aren’t.

  8. jaxcliff says: Mar 11, 2016 5:03 PM

    @mcjon22, seriously? The one thing the Jaguars don’t need is receivers.

  9. jaxcliff says: Mar 11, 2016 5:04 PM

    @beerbudsnbevo, if you think they’re building a team through free agency you haven’t been paying attention at all.

  10. yep1980 says: Mar 11, 2016 5:38 PM

    @mcjon22- O-line, yes. Receivers…you know nothing about the Jags.

  11. catfish252 says: Mar 11, 2016 5:38 PM

    Best of luck Prince, thanks for your time with the Giants. Jags got a good team player

  12. dg0122 says: Mar 11, 2016 5:59 PM

    Congrats Prince, now stop emailing me about how many millions of dollars you can get me

  13. iceracer2015 says: Mar 11, 2016 7:15 PM

    Jags & ‘Phins building some nice action figure collections this offseason.

    Who knew ‘Lil Danny Snyder owned three NFL teams.

  14. Angry Orange Man says: Mar 11, 2016 7:16 PM

    As a Giants fan, I’m sad to see Prince go. I loved everything about this kid right down to his 80’s flat top. The ONLY problem was injuries. Good luck to Prince and the Jags, unless they happen to meet the Giants in the most unlikely of Superbowl match ups.

  15. axespray says: Mar 11, 2016 7:38 PM

    I’m not sure how Davon is panning out for the Jags, but he was the only guy that showed up against Julio Jones when he was piling up 200 yards against everyone else in the secondary.

    Dude kept us alive in that playoff game against the Niners when we were wiped out with injuries.

    He’s not a no.1 lockdown guy, but I hope he’s doing alright.

  16. bigbluefan1 says: Mar 11, 2016 11:19 PM

    As a Giants fan I wish I could say you will be missed but you missed so many coverages you won’t be

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