JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars addressed the offensive line Saturday.
They did so with a former first-round draft selection with extensive NFL starting experience.
Cedric Ogbuehi, the 21st overall selection in the 2015 NFL by the Cincinnati Bengals, signed with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent. The team announced the signing shortly after he signed Saturday morning.
Ogbuehi, who played collegiately at Texas A&M, started 25 of 35 games for the Bengals from 2015-2018. He entered the NFL rehabilitating a torn anterior cruciate ligament, missing the first 11 games of his rookie season.
He started 12 games at right tackle in 2016 and 13 games at left tackle before playing two this past season with no starts.
The Jaguars currently have eight offensive linemen on the roster, including starting left tackle Cam Robinson, starting left guard Andrew Norwell, starting center Brandon Linder, starting right guard A.J. Cann and 2018 fourth-round draft selection/right tackle Will Richardson.
The Jaguars’ other offensive linemen are third-year guard Brandon Thomas and first-year center KC McDermott. Norwell, Robinson, Linder, Cann and Ogbuehi are the only linemen on the roster with NFL experience.
The Jaguars allowed seven offensive linemen to become free agents last Wednesday, including tackle Ereck Flowers, guard Patrick Omameh, guard/center Tyler Shatley, guard Chris Reed, tackle Corey Robinson, left tackle Josh Wells and tackle/guard Josh Walker. All started at least one game for the Jaguars last season.