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Jags, Jeremy Mincey agree to deal

Updated: March 14, 2012, 8:29 PM ET
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Defensive end Jeremy Mincey was minutes from accepting a contract offer from the Chicago Bears.

He had already welcomed the thought about playing alongside Julius Peppers and Brian Urlacher, and started anticipating a move from Jacksonville.

One phone call changed everything.

Jaguars general manager Gene Smith called Mincey late Tuesday night, offering more money and a chance to stay where he spent the last six seasons. Mincey jumped at the opportunity, ...

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