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Jaguars sign DE Adam Gotsis

Denver Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis (99) in action during an NFL game between the Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept .15, 2019, in Denver. (Tom Hauck via AP)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed fifth-year DE Adam Gotsis, the club announced today.

Gotsis, 6-4, 287, was originally selected in the second round (63rd overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Broncos and his career totals with Denver (2016-19) include 109 tackles, 13 passes defensed, 5.0 sacks and two forced fumbles. In 2019, Gotsis played in nine games and recorded 16 tackles and two passes defensed prior to missing the last three games of the season with a knee injury. He appeared in all 16 games in 2018, making 12 starts and totaling 38 tackles, six passes defensed, 3.0 sacks and two forced fumbles.

A native of Melbourne, Australia, Gotsis attended Georgia Tech and played in 48 games (37 starts), totaling 110 tackles (69 solo), 12.5 sacks, two INTs, two fumble recoveries and four blocked kicks. He attended Kew High School in Australia and competed in Australian Rules Football for eight years before playing American Rules Football in the Gridiron Victoria for the Monash Warriors in Melbourne where he earned league MVP honors in 2010. He is the highest-drafted Australian-born player in NFL history.

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