Darqueze Dennard’s deal with Jaguars is off

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Reports of a deal between the Jaguars and cornerback Darqueze Dennard surfaced more than a week ago, but the Jaguars didn’t make the deal official at any point and they won’t be making it official in the future.

The team put out word on Thursday that the deal will not be moving forward because they could not agree on final contract terms with Dennard. That will put Dennard back on the open market.

There’s no word on what caused the snag, but it will leave Jacksonville looking elsewhere for secondary help while Dennard tries to strike a deal with another team.

Dennard was listed at No. 89 on our list of the top 100 free agents this season.

14 responses to “Darqueze Dennard’s deal with Jaguars is off

  1. He’s a good guy and a good player. Normally I’d hope for his return to the Bengals, but it appears that ship has sailed. Hopefully he ends up in a good spot.

  2. Man that’s crazy. He’s had injury issues and made it know. He wanted to move away from the slot to outside. Maybe the team couldn’t give him a physical and got cold feet, maybe they led him on about playing outside or maybe it was money and seeing what other corners were getting the past few days. It should come to light but another tough break for dennard in free agency, his agent should he put on notice.

  3. Hopefully he gets the “snag” taken care of. Seems odd to agree in principle and not be able to follow thru with paperwork. If it’s a physical thing it should be easy enough to find out.

  4. Solid tackler, ok in slot coverage but injury prone. Still, he is not nearly as injury prone as Eifert who Jax signed.

  5. He has only played 1 full season and never stands out. Only 22 PDs and 3 INTs in 6 years. So I don’t think he should command much money.

  6. With his injury history he wont get much anywhere else. Just hope Cincy doesnt mess up its good offseason so far and being him back

  7. Last year he went looking for a big contract but ended up on a one year deal with the Bengals. Perhaps his agent is giving Dennard an over inflated sense of his worth.

  8. It wouldn’t surprise me one bit if Dennard ends up becoming a great CB in a different environment. It happens a lot with great players. They weren’t always “great” on their first team. I’m not blaming the Bengals. It happens a lot. I’m just saying it wouldn’t surprise me. The kid is a stud.

  9. Bummer. Hard for those involved to start over after getting that far in the restrictive circumstances of the day

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