Report: Jaguars shopping Malik Jackson, Carlos Hyde

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General Manager Dave Caldwell said earlier this week the Jaguars aren’t trading cornerback Jalen Ramsey. The same can’t be said for a couple of Ramsey’s teammates.

The Jaguars are attempting to trade defensive tackle Malik Jackson and running back Carlos Hyde, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The team hopes to strike deals for both before March 13, so the trades can become official the day the league year opens.

Jackson, 29, has three years remaining on the six-year, $85.5 million deal he signed with Jacksonville as a free agent.

He made 32 tackles and 3.5 sacks last season after making 40 tackles, eight sacks and four forced fumbles in earning Pro Bowl honors in 2017.

The Jaguars have Marcell Dareus and Taven Bryan at the position.

Jacksonville traded a fifth-round pick for Hyde last season when Leonard Fournette was battling injuries. Hyde finished with only 58 carries for 189 yards in eight games.

Hyde, 28, has two years remaining on his three-year, $15.25 million contract. He is scheduled to make $3.25 million in base salary and count $4.7 million against the salary cap this season.

The Jaguars don’t have a backup behind Fournette with T.J. Yeldon and Ryan Grant set to enter free agency.

18 responses to “Report: Jaguars shopping Malik Jackson, Carlos Hyde

  1. Both are likely cut candidates, so I don’t expect a huge market for either. It’s just a matter of if a team wants to assure they get them instead of allowing them to be free agents and risk another team swooping in. I think Jackson is more likely to get picked up out the 2 of them.

  2. Hyde wasn’t interested in being the #2 back. Too bad, cuz he could’ve had a nice role in Jax this year.

  3. Good luck trading a late 20s RB. And although Jackson is solid player, he’s the perfect example of overspending on a free agent just bc you have tons of money.

  4. I’ll be surprised if they find a taker for either of those guys.

    Jackson is set to make $13M, $13.75M and $13.75M the next three years on his current contract. They would have to find someone to take on that salary and I’m not sure many teams are interested in giving him over $40M the next three years. The good news for the Jags is if they have to cut him they will only have $4M in dead money and create $11M in cap space.

    Hyde is set to make $3.25M next year but he has a roster bonus of $1M and per game roster bonuses of $400k and a $100k workout bonus. The pushes his cap number next year to $4.75M. In 2020 that increases to a cap number of $5M. The problem is he wasn’t that productive with the Jags. He never rushed for over 50 yards with the Jags and only had double-digit carries in three games with the Jags. He was more productive with Cleveland so he does have that in his favor. Still, his salary will likely prevent any team from trading for him. One wonders why the Jags would give that much money to a guy then not even play him. Trading for Hyde seems like a blunder.

  5. Solid comments in this thread. Yes, Hyde would have had a nice role this year b/c LF27 will get hurt (over/under is 4 games) and miss significant time, also…LF27 isn’t very good anyway and will get benched if he doesn’t get to 4.0 YPC.

    But…is Hyde any better than, say, a 6th round RB paid at a tenth the amount? Probably not.

  6. Jackson was a good player in Denver when surrounded by Von Miller and D Ware. Without him he never quite reached the same level. No one is paying him the rest of his contract. He wil be starting fresh somewhere else.

  7. Hyde’s low production in Jacksonville was the result of JAX having such a bad year. He looked pretty good in Cleveland and is still a good back.

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