Jacksonville is close to making its first signing of the second Tom Coughlin era.
The Jaguars are set to sign defensive tackle Abry Jones to a four-year, $16 million deal, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday, according to a source informed of the progress of talks. The sides are expected to finalize and agree to the deal by Wednesday.
A four-year veteran, Jones started nine of Jacksonville’s final 10 games in 2016, compiling a career-high 32 combined tackles.
With free agency looming, the Jaguars are locking up one of their more consistent run stoppers early on in the offseason. Jones will rejoin a defensive tackle group that already boasts Malik Jackson and Sen’Derrick Marks, who should be expected to have bounceback seasons under a new regime in 2017.