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Report: Jaguars targeting multiple top-level free agents

Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

The Jacksonville Jaguars have spent big in free agency over the last few seasons and general manager Dave Caldwell is getting right back into it.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Jaguars are “in the mix” for guard Kevin Zeitler, cornerback A.J. Bouye, defensive lineman Calais Campbell and safety Barry Church, “among others.”

According to Spotrac, the Jaguars currently have $73.9 million in cap space.

Undoubtedly, there’s a need at all of these positions. Zeitler would help an offensive line that finished 27th in adjusted line yards last season. Bouye would replace recently released cornerback Davon House and complement fellow corner Jalen Ramsey.

Campbell would likely play next to defensive tackle Malik Jackson, who was signed by Jacksonville during free agency last season, and the two could wreak havoc on the interior. Church would fill a hole at strong safety — a position Jacksonville has to address this offseason.

However, one would think that the Jaguars would be wary of free agency after the last few seasons. They’ve given money, not just to Jackson, but to House, tight end Julius Thomas and running back Chris Ivory, among others.

Caldwell seems to be taking his mistakes in stride and going right back out there. It’s a bold move, and the bar is low in the AFC South, but one thinks that ownership’s patience may wear thin if more endeavors into free agency produce more bad results.

About the author

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site EthanSears.com and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.