After struggling with the Colts for three years, former first-round pick Bjoern Werner is going to get a chance to turn his career around in Jacksonville

The Jaguars announced on Wednesday that they've signed Werner to a one-year deal

Werner, the 24th overall pick in the 2013 draft, had been a free agent since March 8, when he was released by the Colts after an unimpressive career in Indy

The Colts had high hopes for the Werner, but he never lived up to expectations. The German-born defensive end actually seemed to struggle more and more as his career went on

After playing in 13 games as a rookie in 2013, Werner earned a spot in the Colts' starting lineup in 2014, a year where he started 15 games and tallied four sacks. However, Werner didn't last long as a starter. The German was given a backup role in 2015 and only appeared in a total of 10 games.

In Jacksonville, the 2012 ACC Defensive Player of the Year is expected to compete against 2016 third-round pick Yannick Ngakoue for playing time as a pass-rusher in the Jags' 3-4 defense

Werner will also have the chance to compete against presumptive starter Dante Fowler, the Jaguars' 2015 first-round pick who missed all of last season after tearing his ACL in training camp.

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Bjoern Werner joins the Jags after a disappointing run in Indianapolis. USATSI