Jags Agree To Terms With Ross
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Posted Mar 20, 2012
Charlie Bernstein


The Jaguars reportedly came to terms with free agent cornerback Aaron Ross. Find out how Ross will fit with the Jaguars.

The Jaguars defense improved a little more on Monday as the team came to terms with former New York Giants cornerback Aaron Ross, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Ross, a former first-round pick by the Giants in 2007 played each of his first five seasons in New York winning a pair of Super Bowl titles.

Ross saw the most playing time of his career in 2011 as he started 15 regular season games for the eventual Super Bowl champs, intercepting four passes and posting a career high 61 tackles.

The former Texas Longhorn will likely compete with Rashean Mathis for the starting cornerback job opposite Derek Cox. Although Mathis has played in Mel Tucker's system ever since Tucker arrived in Jacksonville, he's coming off a severe knee injury. The team will likely use all three cornerbacks in most of their packages.

The deal with Ross is said to be worth $15.3 million over three seasons.

Charlie Bernstein is the NFL Insider for ESPNFlorida.com and ESPN 1080 and 1040 in Orlando/Tampa and Editor-in-Chief of Sports Media Interactive, covering the National Football League, NCAA, and National Basketball Association. Charlie covers the Jacksonville Jaguars for FoxSports and has been featured on the NFL Network and Sirius NFL Radio. Charlie is also a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. You can follow Charlie on Twitter @nflcharlie


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