The Jaguars aren’t bringing in the biggest names in the early hours of free agency, but they’re stacking up solid moves, which should help them fortify an improving base of young talent.
In addition to yesterday’s signings of guard Zane Beadles and running back Toby Gerhart, the Jaguars are hosting three guys who could help fill holes in their defense.
According to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, the Jags are bringing in Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond, Lions defensive end Willie Young and Buccaneers linebacker Dekoda Watson for visits.
Thurmond’s visit ties in with the previous acquisition of Red Bryant, as coach Gus Bradley tries to collect guys he knows from his days as the Seahawks defensive coordinator.
Young had 3.0 sacks for the Lions last year in 15 starts, replacing Cliff Avril. While his numbers aren’t off the charts, the Jaguars need all the pass-rush they can get.