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.