Prince Amukamara’s visit to Jacksonville ends with a contract

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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.

16 responses to “Prince Amukamara’s visit to Jacksonville ends with a contract

  1. 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.

  2. 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 %

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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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