The Jacksonville Jaguars have acquired two new players in wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. and defensive tackle Malcom Brown.

The Jaguars agreed to a two-year, $14.5 million deal, including $9.2 million guaranteed to earn the services of Jones. Jones spent the past five seasons with the Detroit Lions.

The wide receiver joined the Lions as a free agent in 2016. During his tenure there, Jones recorded a total of 289 catches for 4,296 yards and 36 touchdowns. In 2017, he recorded his lone NFL season with above 1,00 yards, finishing with 1,101 yards and an NFL-leading 18 yards per reception.

Jacksonville engaged in a trade with the New Orleans Saints to acquire Brown. The Jaguars received the defensive tackle in exchange for an unspecified draft pick. The 27-year-old defensive stalwart agreed to a two-year, $27 million deal with $8 million guaranteed.


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The defensive tackle is part of the ongoing efforts by the Jaguars to rebuild their defense. Last season, Jacksonville ranked 30th in the league in run defense after allowing 153.3 yards per game. This latest move should beef up the interior of the defense’s line.

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