JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars got bigger and stouter defensively Wednesday.
That was a major objective for the team entering the offseason, an objective accomplished in a trade that became official as the 2021 NFL League Year opened.
Malcolm Brown, a defensive tackle who played the past two seasons for the New Orleans Saints, was acquired by the Jaguars in a trade that became official Wednesday. The teams announced the deal Wednesday at 4 p.m., the start of the NFL's 2021 League Year.
Brown (6-feet-2, 320 pounds), 27, originally the No. 32 overall selection by the New England Patriots in the 2015 NFL Draft. He joined the Saints as an unrestricted free agent during the 2019 offseason.
Brown, who played collegiately at Texas, has started 80 of 89 games played in six NFL seasons. He never has played fewer than 13 games in an NFL season, playing 29 games with 29 starts for the Saints throughout the past two seasons.
Brown, a nose tackle, has 11.5 sacks – including three the past two seasons with the Saints.
The Jaguars on Wednesday at 4 p.m. also announced they had agreed to terms with 11 unrestricted free agents: wide receiver/returner Jamal Agnew, defensive lineman Tyson Alualu, wide receiver Phillip Dorsett, safety Rudy Ford, cornerback Shaquill Griffin, running back Carlos Hyde, safety Rayshawn Jenkins, wide receiver Marvin Jones, tight end Chris Manhertz, defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris and defensive end Jihad Ward.