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Jaguars won’t pick up option on Kelvin Beachum’s contract

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The Jaguars won’t pick up the option on the contract of offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Wednesday.

Just one year after signing a five-year deal with annual options attached, Beachum will be a free agent.

Beachum, 27, had a $1 million option bonus and would have made $7.5 million with the Jaguars in 2017. He came to Jacksonville last March after four seasons in Pittsburgh.

A seventh-round pick of the Steelers in 2012, Beachum was primarily the left tackle with the Steelers but played on the right side early in his career. He played in 15 games with the Jaguars last season at left tackle.

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10 Responses to “Jaguars won’t pick up option on Kelvin Beachum’s contract”
  1. 904primetime says: Feb 15, 2017 7:54 PM

    Why the hell not ??? Smh here we go with this BS. Better get Clady if he was better…. But we keep Thomas’s ass come on man

  2. cheapseater says: Feb 15, 2017 7:56 PM

    Hmmmm. I wonder what the plan is here?

  3. zoxitic says: Feb 15, 2017 8:19 PM

    Will resign for less than 7.5

  4. maddenisfordorks says: Feb 15, 2017 8:54 PM

    Everyone in Jacksonville …

    Time to panic!!

    (epic club beat begin)

  5. dtm1088 says: Feb 15, 2017 9:01 PM

    This guy wasn’t good. And if they don’t think he can contribute on that offensive line he must be terrible. I understand money has a lot to do with it. He definitely isn’t worth it.

  6. jsuch2 says: Feb 15, 2017 9:09 PM

    Hmmmm. I wonder what the plan is here?

    The plan is for him to get his ass to Seattle, pronto.

    I know we have to wait until the league year starts but this guy has got to be better than Garry Gilliam. Let Gilliam and Fant duke it out for the other tackle position.

  7. pfthimi says: Feb 15, 2017 9:27 PM

    He’s a freaking franchise LT! How do they not pay him $7.5M?!?!?!?

  8. upnorthvikesfan says: Feb 15, 2017 11:38 PM

    Minnesota calling on line one!

  9. murph2432 says: Feb 16, 2017 12:52 AM

    Will resign for less than 7.5

    Good luck. I can see Denver cutting Okung, who is due 12 million, and was very avg and signing this guy to 7 million. Save 5 million and get someone that can play well

  10. Moudabo says: Feb 16, 2017 2:59 AM

    Curious decision here. A good young player
    entering his prime, and they can keep him at
    a very reasonable price, especially for a LT.
    Surprising they wouldn’t pick up his option.

    By all accounts, Beachum is a quality guy on, and
    even better person off the field. He was a definite
    asset for the Steelers, and solidified that line
    along side Foster on the left.

    Were the Jags unhappy with his play, or what?

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