RTC: Bryant signing affects Alualu

April, 28, 2014
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Defensive end Tyson Alualu has started every game since the Jacksonville Jaguars drafted him in the first round in 2010. But his streak, which is at 64 games, is in jeopardy.

The Jaguars signed former Seattle run-stopping end Red Bryant in free agency and he's likely going to take over as the starter and put Alualu on the bench, writes the Florida Times-Union's Hays Carlyon.

"I'm not worried about that," Alualu said. "I'm just grateful for another chance to come back and compete."

Alualu will still get plenty of playing time because the Jaguars are g0ing to be careful with Bryant's reps. He's 30 years old and the Jaguars don't want him to wear down, especially in the Florida heat.

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The T-U's Gene Frenette writes that running back Toby Gerhart believes he's ready for a starting role.

The T-U's Ryan O'Halloran writes that quarterback Chad Henne is among those who believe a rookie quarterback should not play right away. O'Halloran also asks the question: Would the Jaguars be better off with a second-tier quarterback from the SEC?

SI.com's Chris Burke breaks down the Jaguars' draft needs.

Here's the weekly Jaguars mailbag and chat recap.

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ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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