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Jaguars sign former Giant CB Aaron Ross

Aaron Ross celebrates with the Giants

The Jaguars have agreed to a three year deal with former New York Giants cornerback Aaron Ross. The deal is reportedly worth $15.3 million, according to Adam Schefter.

Ross had previously visited with the Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals, he had not visited with the Jaguars before signing with the team.

The Giants drafted Ross in the first round of the 2007 draft out of Texas. In his first two years in the league Ross had 6 interceptions combined, but then lost his starting job in 2009 due to a host of hamstring injuries in training camp. Ross regained his starting position for the Giants in 2011, when Terrell Thomas tore his ACL in training camp, and in 2011, Ross started every game for the Giants during their Super Bowl winning season, finishing the season with 60 tackles and 4 interceptions.

This is an excellent deal for the Jaguars. The Jaguars resigned Rashean Mathis in the off-season and now have more depth at cornerback by signing Ross. If the Jaguars can now add another pass rusher to work opposite Jeremy Mincey they could be an even bigger force defensively than they were in 2011, when they were ranked 6th overall.

The Jaguars will also have some excellent competition for the starting cornerback spot in training camp with Rashean Mathis, Derek Cox and now Aaron Ross.


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