Jaguars reportedly add DE Mario Edwards on one-year deal

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The Jacksonville Jaguars added some much-needed depth to their defensive line Sunday morning by agreeing to a one-year deal with veteran end Mario Edwards, according to reports from ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler and ProFootballNetwork’s Aaron Wilson.

Edwards, 28, was the Oakland Raiders’ second-round pick in 2015, but most recently spent the last two seasons with the Chicago Bears. In seven NFL seasons, Edwards has 16.5 career sacks and 35 quarterback hits.

The Jacksonville defensive line is still thin even after the addition of Edwards, who joins Roy Robertson-Harris, Folorunso Fatukasi, Dawuane Smoot, and Arden Key as the team’s fifth defensive end. More concerning is DaVon Hamilton’s role as the only nose tackle on the roster.

Edwards will offer a bit of help, but the Jaguars likely aren’t done adding big bodies on defense.

The Jaguars will not need to release a player to make room for Edwards, as the roster stood at 52 players after linebacker Ty Summers was waived Saturday.

Story originally appeared on Jaguars Wire