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Jaguars pick up options of DE Campbell, two others


Reuters
Updated: 19-02-2019 06:02 IST
Jaguars pick up options of DE Campbell, two others

The Jacksonville Jaguars exercised contract options on defensive end Calais Campbell, linebacker Lerentee McCray and defensive back Cody Davis, keeping the trio in the fold through 2019, the team announced Monday. The Jaguars did not announce an option on tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who indicated in a Twitter post last week that he appreciated his time in Jacksonville and was moving on to the "next chapter."

Campbell, 32, has 25 sacks over the past two seasons with the Jaguars, including 10.5 this past season when he started in all 16 games. Over 11 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals and Jaguars, the former second-round draft pick in 2008 out of Miami (Fla.) has 81.5 sacks over 170 games (152 starts). He has been named to the Pro Bowl four times, including each of the last two seasons. Campbell signed a four-year $60 million contract in March of 2017. He will make $12 million in the upcoming season.

McCray, 28, had one sack and nine combined tackles over 13 games. In five seasons with the Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills and Jaguars, the undrafted free agent has 43 combined tackles and four sacks over 63 games but has yet to start. McCray signed a two-year, $4.75 million contract in March of last year, with a $750,000 bonus if his option is activated. He has an additional $1.5 million available in bonuses in 2019.

Davis, 29, had 10 combined tackles over 16 games this past season with the Jaguars, but did not start a game. Over six seasons with the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams and Jaguars he has 53 combined tackles and two interceptions over 81 games (five starts). Davis signed a two-year $2.5 million contract, with a $1 million signing bonus, in March of last year, with a $750,000 bonus if his option is activated. He also has additional $1.35 million available in bonuses in 2019.

Seferian-Jenkins, 26, had 11 catches for 90 yards and a touchdown over five games this past season for the Jaguars, missing time after surgery because of a core-muscle injury. Over six seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets and Jaguars, he has 116 catches for 1,160 yards and 11 touchdowns. Seferian-Jenkins would have made $4 million in base salary for 2019 if the team picked up his option. The Jaguars will save $4.75 million hit against the cap by declining the option.

--Field Level Media


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