JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars added depth in the secondary Thursday.
They also made a move to improve their special teams by signing a player with extensive experience in both areas.
Cody Davis, a sixth-year NFL veteran who spent his first five seasons with the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams, on Thursday morning signed with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent.
"It's huge; it's the highlight of my career so far, being able to come in to free agency and find a team that pursued me and really wanted me," Davis said. "I've come to a great situation here in Jacksonville. It's a great defense and hopefully I can contribute on defense and special teams."
Davis (6-feet-1, 203 pounds), originally an undrafted free agent by the Rams following the 2013 NFL Draft, played 65 games in five seasons for the franchise. His five NFL starts came in the last two seasons.
Davis has two career interceptions and seven career passes defensed, registering an interception in 2016 and another this past season. Davis played collegiately at Texas Tech.
"You can see through the free-agent signings there's an emphasis there [on special teams],'' Davis said. "I want to come in and make this special teams elite. That's where I've kind of found my niche so far, and I can come in and play defense for sure. Wherever I'm needed I'm going to give it my best and hopefully improve on defense and special teams."
Welcome free agent safety Cody Davis.