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Monday, March 10, 2014
RTC: Red Bryant signing praised

By Michael DiRocco

The Jaguars didn't wait until Tuesday to make a splash with a signing. They signed former Seattle defensive end Red Bryant on Saturday.

NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal broke down that signing as well as several others that happened before the start of free agency. His take on the Jaguars' acquisition of Bryant:

"It's hard not to like this move. Bryant is a run-stopping specialist, but he should still have plenty left in the tank at age 30. Jaguars coach Gus Bradley knows what Bryant does well, and the deal was fair: Four years, $17 million."

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Here's my take on the Bryant signing, which is the first step in beefing up one of the league's worst run defenses.

The Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran writes that the Jaguars need help at receiver.

The T-U's Hays Carlyon spent several days in Seattle before the Jaguars played the Seahawks in September and spoke with Bryant, who had some nice things to say about Bradley.

Carlyon also writes that former Jaguars center Brad Meester has dropped significant weight since he retired in December and is getting ready to go to school to become a motorcycle mechanic.

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