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  • Leon Jacobs OLB | JAC

    Jaguars' Leon Jacobs: Finishes with 21 tackles

    Jacobs (quadriceps) had 21 tackles (16 solo) in 12 games during the 2018 season.

    Jacobs landed on injured reserve after suffering the quad injury in early December, but before that had made three starts. That being said, the rookie seventh-round pick saw more than 20 defensive snaps only once, as he served in more of a rotational role even when starting. Still, it was a solid debut season as the 23-year-old enters his first full offseason in the league.

  • Nick DeLuca LB | JAC

    Jaguars' Nick DeLuca: Sees nine games in 2018

    DeLuca had 12 tackles (10 solo), one sack and one force fumble in nine games this season

    DeLuca was promoted from the Jaguars' practice squad in October and actual received a couple starts towards the end of the season, though he saw only 46 defensive snaps between those two games. Still, it was a solid rookie campaign after going undrafted out of North Dakota State last spring, as he's likely to push for a rotational role in 2019.

  • D.J. Hayden DB | JAC

    Jaguars' D.J. Hayden: 46 tackles in nickel role

    Hayden had 46 tackles (39 solo), one sack and one interception in 10 games this season

    Hayden suffered a toe injury Week 2 that ended up costing him six games, but he otherwise served as the nickel cornerback and fill-in starter during his first season with Jacksonville. The 28-year-old was reliable in his role for the Jaguars when healthy and should serve in a similar role in 2019.

  • Dawuane Smoot DE | JAC

    Jaguars' Dawuane Smoot: Plays only eight games

    Smoot had four tackles (three solo) in eight games for the Jaguars in 2018.

    Smoot had a decent rookie year with 20 tackles while playing in all 16 games, but was limited to only eight games in 2018. The 2017 third-round pick served in a rotational role when active and is still looking for his first career sack. The Jaguars are likely to see some changes along their defensive line with their impending salary cap difficulties, and it will be up to Smoot to take advantage.

  • Chiefs' Robert McCray: Remains in Kansas City

    McCray signed a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs on Tuesday, according to the NFL's official transaction log.

    McCray joined the Chiefs after going undrafted out of Indiana last April and ended up on the practice squad injured list with an undisclosed issue in October. The 22-year-old is set to spend his first full offseason in the league in Kansas City.

  • David Wells TE | KC

    Chiefs' David Wells: Signs with Chiefs

    Wells signed a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs on Tuesday, according to the NFL's official transaction log.

    Wells signed with the Cowboys after going undrafted out of San Diego State last May, but joined the Chiefs' practice squad in mid-September and will now spend the offseason with the team.

  • Chase Litton QB | KC

    Chiefs' Chase Litton: Re-ups with Chiefs

    Litton signed a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs on Tuesday, according to the NFL's official transaction log.

    Litton signed with the Chiefs last May after going undrafted out of Marshall and spent the 2018 season on the team's practice squad. Chad Henne is under contract for 2019 and is likely to once again serve as Patrick Mahomes' backup, leaving an uphill battle for Litton to make the 53-man roster next year.

  • Chiefs' Josh Crockett: Remains with Chiefs

    Crockett signed a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs on Tuesday, according to the NFL's official transaction log.

    Crockett signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent last summer and spent the 2018 season on the team's practice squad. The 6-foot-4, 195-pound wide receiver will look to make an impression during the offseason program.

  • Don Barclay G | NO

    Broncos' Don Barclay: Signs future deal

    Barclay signed a reserve/future contract with the Broncos on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Barclay has been a backup for much of his career, seeing spot starts across five different seasons. He has 25 starts under his belt since entering the league in 2012, but he didn't see the field for any team in 2018. He'll enter his age-30 season in 2019 and look to secure a backup role with the Broncos.

  • Aaron Jones RB | GB

    Packers' Aaron Jones: Determined to catch more passes

    Jones (knee) said he will focus on improving his pass-catching skills during the offseason, Mike Spofford of Packers.com reports.

    Jones proved capable of handling passing downs in 2018, hauling in 26 of 35 targets for 206 yards and a touchdown while also taking a big step forward as a blocker. He now hopes to become a true three-down weapon, though he also acknowledged that Jamaal Williams has a place in the Green Bay backfield. Jones doesn't sound too worried about his season-ending knee injury, which is believed to be the third MCL sprain of his young career. With his explosiveness as a runner now well established, Jones can focus his offseason work on durability and receiving skills once he recovers from the aforementioned injury. The typical rehab timeline for an MCL sprain would see him return to full health long before the start of Green Bay's offseason program.

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