Jaguars could go spending on defense

It’s not exactly money burning a hole in their wallet, but the Jacksonville Jaguars are sitting on a bunch of salary cap space that needs to be used somehow.

It could be the Jaguars will be ready to pounce in free agency, addressing some key needs on defense that went unfulfilled in the April draft.

Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union lists safety and linebacker as the biggest needs for a defense that needs a little bit of a makeover. The Jaguars will be in the market for at least one starter at each of those two positions, and they could look to invest on the defensive line as well. With roughly $35 million in cap room, there are a lot of ways for the club to divide the pie.

Ganguli speculates the Jaguars could pursue safeties Eric Weddle and Michael Huff, among others, and lists Paul Posluszny, Barrett Ruud, Kevin Burnett and Stephen Tulloch as possible targets.

The Jaguars have to believe there is an opportunity for them this season but they’re going to have to make some upgrades and hope the pieces fit.

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