JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Calais Campbell is officially returning to the Jaguars.
The team exercised an option on Campbell, and two other players Monday before the 11:59 p.m. deadline.
Campbell, a two-time Pro Bowl selection since signing as a free agent in 2017, along with defensive end Lerentee McCray and safety Cody Davis, were all brought back on team options.
Campbell said after the season that he planned on returning to the Jaguars, but Monday’s announcement made it official. He has 25 sacks since joining the team.
The team also announced it was not exercising its option on tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, whose disappointing season included just 11 catches for 90 yards and a touchdown. He missed the final 11 games of the season with a core muscle injury.
Also beginning Tuesday, NFL teams can put the franchise tag on players. The Jaguars don't have any players who will get tagged, but it will be interesting to see what happens with the Philadelphia Eagles Nick Foles.
There are reports that the Eagles are going to Franchise Foles, then trade him. That would mean that Foles would be due a one-year contract worth around 25.5 million dollars. That would likely be too big a number for the Jaguars, who could find it difficult to make some of the other moves that they may want to make in free agency.