Offensive tackle Austin Pasztor signs tender

April, 10, 2014
Apr 10
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars right tackle Austin Pasztor signed his one-year tender offer for $570,000 on Thursday, which gives him another season to prove that he can be a reliable starter.

He got a good start on that last season. Pasztor became the Jaguars' starting right tackle when GM David Caldwell traded Eugene Monroe to Baltimore after the fourth game of the season. Pasztor started the final 12 games and Caldwell said after the season that he felt pretty good about Pasztor and Luke Joeckel being the team's starting tackles in 2014.

Pasztor signed with Minnesota as an undrafted free agent in 2012, was cut by the Vikings just before the season began, was claimed by the Jaguars and started three games at guard. He entered the 2013 season as an extra lineman.

Locking in Pasztor for the 2014 season gives the Jaguars three-fifths of their starting offensive line. It's still unclear who is going to play right guard and center. The Jaguars are expected to sign center Alex Mack to an offer sheet on Friday, but the Cleveland Browns can match the offer.

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ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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