According to various sources, including ESPN, the Jacksonville Jaguars have agree to a three-year deal with former New York Giants CB Aaron Ross. Ross becomes the second starter from Super Bowl XLVI that the Giants have lost in free agency in just the past few days. The other player being Mario Manningham, who signed with the San Francisco 49ers.
Ross, 29, recorded career highs in tackles (60) and interceptions (4) in 2011. He appeared in all 16 games last season for the first time in his career, starting 15. He was a former first-round selection of the Giants in 2007, 20th overall, and started 24 of his first 30 games in his career before suffering a hamstring injury in 2009.
Ross has 200 career tackles, ten interceptions, two and a half sacks and 33 passes defensed. Ross is a product of the University of Texas. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the three-year deal could be worth as much as $15.3 million dollars.
Jacksonville finished the season with the ninth ranked run defense and the eighth ranked pass defense but no player on the Jaguars roster recorded over two interceptions, as the team finished with 17 overall.
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