Matt Roth Signed by Jacksonville Jaguars to One Year, $3 Million Deal

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Matt Roth Signed by Jacksonville Jaguars to One Year, $3 Million Deal
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Matt Roth has found a new home with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Here's the latest via Pro Football Talk:

Matt Roth is heading to Jacksonville.

Roth had been telling people that he was available to whatever team was willing to pay him $3 million, and now Adam Schefter of ESPN reports (and PFT has confirmed) that the Jaguars and Roth have agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal.

A defensive end/outside linebacker, Roth started all 16 games for the Browns last year. He’s likely to be a starter in Jacksonville as well.

So I guess that's that.

After weeks of speculation and rumors that Roth could end up on the New England Patriots or a number of other teams, Roth ended up joining a team that has already added two terrific linebackers in free agency, Paul Posluszny and Clint Session.

Now the Jags have an extremely formidable linebacking core, one that they got for cheap, and one that could be a group to lead what is looking like a surging defense.

Roth has predominantly been a 3-4 linebacker, but the Jags are expected to run a 4-3 this season. With Roth in tow however, I wouldn't be surprised to see some four linebacker packages with Posluszny, Session, Roth, and Daryl Smith.

The Jags play in the ridiculously competitive AFC South, so they could use all the help they can get, especially considering the way last season turned out.

Adding Matt Roth is another step in the right direction for a team that looks only a top wide receiver, and legitimate starting quarterback away from being very, very dangerous.

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