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Author: Jon Kuzma
The Jacksonville Jaguars continue their historic offseason by landing Prince Amukamara from the New York Giants. Amukamara is a cornerback who can come in and immediately contribute to the Jaguars defense. While Amukamara didn’t have the season he would of liked to in 2015. Largely due to the fact that he was battling a partially torn pec muscle and had to miss 5 games of action. He still is an upgrade to the Jaguars secondary and the team gets a step closer to putting a winning product on the field. It’s no secret that Jacksonville is a much more attractive location this offseason because of quarterback Blake Bortles’ progression. That makes players like Amukamara want to take a chance on Jacksonville and see if their contributions can be enough to get this team over the hump. Amukamara has recorded 4 interceptions over the last two seasons but if he can stay healthy he could get back to the player he once was coming out of Nebraska. Sometimes a fresh start with a new team can be great opportunity for a player. We’ve seen players like Sam Bradford go from being a player who was unwanted to a player that is coveted. The Jaguars will offer Amukamara a chance to have a similar turn around but ultimately it will come down to him staying on the football field and playing all 16 games. The Jaguars will also have a fresh new defensive tackle in Malik Jackson to help pressure opposing quarterbacks. Hopefully that will make Prince Amukamara’s job easier on the backend and will result in big numbers from the newly acquired defensive back. At the end of the day you really have to give credit to the team’s front office for putting the Jaguars in a position to have all this free cap space. That will allow the team to put the most talented roster on the field since the Mark Brunnell days. It should be interesting to watch this team play in 2016.
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