Doug Marrone sees challenge, opportunity with ever-changing Jaguars roster
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Doug Marrone looks at the number of players dropping off of the roster and knows what people are thinking. The Jaguars did add an area native, Columbia High School graduate and defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan on Monday, but the needs are greater than what hell provide. Defensive tackle Al Woods, cornerback Rashaan Melvin and end/linebacker Lerentee McCray all opted-out due to COVID-19 concerns. Defensive tackle Rodney Gunter was placed on the reserve/retired list Monday after he announced a condition with his aortic valve. Defensive tackle Dontavius Russell, a seventh-round pick in 2019 and defensive tackle Brian Price were both placed on injured reserve.
Jaguars CB Rashaan Melvin opts out for season
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. For the second time, a Jaguars free agent signing of 2020 has opted out of the season. Cornerback Rashaan Melvin was signed by the Jaguars in April, but he informed the team Thursday he was opting out, an option available to him under the NFLs guidelines for this season due to the pandemic. He signed a one-year contract with the Jaguars after playing last season for the Detroit Lions. Everyone has a different definition of what normal is to them, said Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone, before the news of Melvins opt-out became public. Lets do the best job we can with it.Previously, defensive lineman Al Woods also opted out for the 2020 season.