Barry Church set to sign with Jaguars

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New Jaguars head of football operations Tom Coughlin saw a lot of safety Barry Church over the years when Coughlin was coaching the Giants and Church was playing for the Cowboys and it seems Church made a good impression.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that “barring a change of heart” Church is expected to sign with the Jaguars after the new league year begins at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday. Rapoport pegs the terms at four years and more than $6 million per year.

The Panthers were also believed to be interested in Church, who spent the last four years as a starter in Dallas and turned in a strong 2016 season for the Cowboys as they made their way back to the postseason. He came in at No. 39 on PFT‘s list of the top free agents on the market this year.

The Jaguars weren’t expected to bring back Johnathan Cyprien even before they found common ground on a deal with Church, who will take over next to Tashaun Gipson in the Jacksonville secondary.

5 responses to “Barry Church set to sign with Jaguars

  1. There are an awful lot of FA safeties on the market this year. If somebody needs one, they are gonna love sitting back and waiting because there will be a good deal of players with no chair when the music stops!

  2. Well crap….. Now I want the Panthers to get one of the many safeties available at #8. I don’t really want Fournette – we already have an injury-prone power back to run between the tackles.

  3. Coughlin needs to expand his film watching parameters. Just because Eli Manning wasn’t able to burn Church deep doesn’t mean that the likes of Brock Osweiler, Andrew Luck, and Marcus Mariota wont be able to.

    On second thought, Church should be back to the Pro Bowl next year……

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