JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars continue to focus on the secondary in 2022 free agency.
Xavier Crawford, a fourth-year veteran cornerback who played the last three seasons with the Chicago Bears, has signed with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent. The Jaguars announced the signing Thursday.
Crawford, 26, originally a sixth-round selection by the Houston Texans in the 2019 NFL Draft, played collegiately at Central Michigan and Oregon State. He played with the Texans and Miami Dolphins before joining the Chicago Bears practice squad as a rookie, then spent the last two seasons with the Bears.
He has played in 21 games with two career starts with both starts last season for Chicago.
The Jaguars now have six cornerbacks on the roster: Crawford, Darious Williams, Shaq Griffin, Tyson Campbell, Brandon Rusnak and Chris Claybrooks. Williams signed as an unrestricted free agent last week from the Los Angeles Rams.
Griffin, who signed as an unrestricted free agent from the Seattle Seahawks last offseason, started 14 games last season – all at outside corner. Campbell, a second-round selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, also started 14 games and emerged as a starting outside corner in the final three quarters of the season.
The Jaguars also last week announced they have agreed to terms with six other unrestricted free agents: Wide receiver Christian Kirk, offensive lineman Brandon Scherff, linebacker Foye Oluokun and defensive tackle Foley Fatukasi, wide receiver Zay Jones and tight end Evan Engram.