Jaguars offer 1-year tenders to three players

DE Ryan Davis, DT Abry Jones, and TE Nic Jacobs were offered 1-year deals Friday


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars have tendered one-year contracts to third-year defensive end Ryan Davis and third-year defensive tackle Abry Jones, and have given a one-year exclusive rights tender  to second-year tight end Nic Jacobs, the club announced today.

Davis and Jones have until 4:00 p.m. ET on Wed., March 9, to sign their tenders or they will become restricted free agents.

Davis, 6-2, 270, has played in 38 games since being promoted to the active roster in 2013. His career totals include 31 tackles (25 solo), one interception, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and four passes defensed. Originally signed by Jacksonville as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2012 and spending time on the practice squad, Davis has posted 11.0 sacks in his three-year career, including a career-high 6.5 in 2014. The Tampa, Fla. native attended Bethune-Cookman, where he was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year after recording 21.5 tackles for loss and 12 sacks during his senior season in 2011.

Jones, 6-4, 320, has played in 39 games after earning a roster spot in 2013. His three-year career totals include 64 tackles (38 solo), 5.5 sacks, seven tackles for loss, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He played in all 16 games in 2014, posting career-high tackle (39) and sack (3.0) totals. The Warner Robins, Ga. native attended Georgia, where he was a three-year letterman and tallied 107 tackles (52 solo), 35 QB pressures, 13.5 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks and two forced fumbles.

Jacobs, 6-5, 295, has played in 24 games with six starts since signing with Jacksonville in 2014. Career totals include three receptions for 24 yards (7.3 rec. avg.). He made his NFL debut on Sept. 28, 2014 at San Diego and caught a two-yard TD pass from QB Blake Bortles. The Many, La. native finished his collegiate career at McNeese State after transferring from LSU. As a senior, he totaled 32 receptions for 453 yards and four touchdowns.