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Jaguars sign DT Al Woods to 1-year, $2.75M deal

Al Woods, Jaguars

Al Woods has a new home. The Jacksonville Jaguars finally shored up their pass rush with the addition of defensive end Cassius Marsh. They were not done adding to the defensive line.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Jaguars have reportedly signed defensive tackle Al Woods to a one-year deal:

The Jaguars signed veteran DT Al Woods to a one-year, $2.75 million deal that includes $1M fully guaranteed, source said.

Jacksonville is in the midst of a grueling rebuild after parting ways with multiple key starters on both sides of the ball. As a result, it seems they have put an emphasis on making one-year deals while they continue to monitor their salary cap in the years to come.

Woods came into the league as a forth-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints. However, it was with the Pittsburgh Steelers that he finally managed to find his footing following a slow start to his career. The veteran ultimately found himself back for a second stint with the Seahawks for the 2019 NFL season where he finished the year with 32 tackles and a sack.

The departures of defensive end Calais Campbell and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has left the Jaguars without their anchor up front. It seems they will be relying on a committee to help fill the void for the 2020 NFL season. It is safe to assume that both Woods and Marsh are poised to take on an elevated role in this defense next year, which could potentially lead to a long-term deal.

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