Jaguars re-sign Clay Harbor and Sam Young


The Jaguars may have a lot of holes to fill after a 4-12 season, but depth at tackle doesn’t appear to be one of them.

As reported earlier, the team signed tackle Cameron Bradfield to a two-year extension on Thursday and their announcement of that deal also included the news that tackle Sam Young will also return. Young joined the team on waivers in October after being waived by the Bills. He didn’t play much, but said, via the team’s website, that he’s looking forward to an opportunity to do more in 2014.

“Every year’s a new year,” Young said. “We haven’t hit free agency or the draft, so everything can be up in the air, but from my point of view, I’m just looking for an opportunity. I just want to take advantage of it. I want to help team anyway I can and I’m looking forward to proving it.”

Luke Joeckel and Austin Pasztor are expected to be the left and right tackle, respectively, so Bradfield and Young will likely be competing for the third spot on the depth chart.

The Jaguars also announced that they re-signed tight end Clay Harbor. Harbor was claimed off waivers from the Eagles in September and had 28 catches last year before breaking his ankle in the regular season finale. He’s expected to be healthy in time for camp and should slot in behind Marcedes Lewis again next season.

UPDATE 2:58 p.m. ET:  Young’s two-year deal has a maximum value of $2.575 million, per a league source.

4 responses to “Jaguars re-sign Clay Harbor and Sam Young

  1. As an Eagles fan, I always respected Clay Harbor and what he brings to the table. There are certainly better TEs out there, but he is as serviceable as they come and can easily fill in as a starter if needed. Clay is pretty jacked up, a very solid blocker, and his speed and quickness allow him to create space and run past LBs. He’s also got some really soft hands, he’s great in the redzone, and he’s good for 4 or 5 TDs as a backup. The NFL has reawakened it’s love for TEs and there will always be a place moving forward for capable guys like Harbor.

  2. Agree. Had the Eagles not signed James Casey for so much $ they would have kept him, and had they known they’d be able to draft Ertz they wouldn’t have signed Casey. Harbor is a decent player.

  3. Jaguars didn’t improve their roster at all last year. Players they cut outperformed the new players they brought in for the most part. Their last game of the season was as horrendous a performance as they had all year long.

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