Free agent cornerback Prince Amukamara will sign a one-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
A former first-round pick out of Nebraska, Amukamara spent the first five years of his career with the New York Giants. Though talented, he was never able to stay healthy and has only played a full season once. For his career, he has 260 tackles and seven interceptions.
And the writing was on the wall for Amukamara’s future with the Giants after the team signed Janoris Jenkins to a multiyear deal earlier this week. Instead, the 26-year-old will head to Jacksonville on a one-year deal with the hope of rebuilding his value. Jacksonville has already upgraded its defense with the likes of Malik Jackson and also has 2015 first-round pick Dante Fowler coming back from ACL surgery next year, so Amukamara should do quite well in a secondary that also features the newly signed Tashaun Gipson.
Granted, Prince Amukamara is not the most attractive of signings, but should still be a great help to a Jaguars defense that ranked 30th in receiving defense last year.
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