Jags add Zane Beadles to line

Updated: March 11, 2014, 5:36 PM ET
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The Jacksonville Jaguars and free-agent guard Zane Beadles have agreed to terms on a five-year, $30 million deal with $13 million guaranteed, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan.

The Jaguars needed to address the interior of the offensive line in free agency because of the retirement of center Brad Meester and the release of right guard Uche Nwaneri last week.

Beadles, a second-round pick in 2010, didn't miss a game with the Denver Broncos -- 64 in the regular season, six in the playoffs. He started all but two of those games.

The Broncos tried him at tackle initially -- Beadles started the first six games of his career at right tackle before starting at left guard for the last eight games of the 2010 season. He started at left guard thereafter.

He is a smart player and moves fairly well. The Broncos were not expected to make any significant move to re-sign him because they are looking for more power in the middle of the formation.

ESPN.com Jaguars reporter Michael DiRocco and Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold contributed to this report.

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