JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars wanted to get more explosive offensively this offseason.
They moved toward that Wednesday, acquiring a former first-round selection with big-play potential and significant speed.
Phillip Dorsett, a wide receiver and a first-round selection by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2015 NFL Draft, has agreed to terms to sign with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent. The Jaguars announced the agreement Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m., the start of the 2021 NFL League Year.
Dorsett (5-feet-10, 192 pounds), selected No. 29 overall from Miami by the Colts in '15, was traded to the New England Patriots for quarterback Jacoby Brissett in September 2017. He played three seasons with New England before signing with the Seattle Seahawks last offseason and missed the 2020 season with a foot injury.
Dorsett, 28, who ran a 4.33-second 40-yard dash at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine, has started 15 games in six NFL seasons. He has 124 receptions for 1,634 yards and 11 touchdowns in 71 games, with a career-high 528 receiving yards for the Colts in 2016 and a career-high five touchdowns for the Patriots in 2019.
Jaguars Head Coach Urban Meyer said last week a week before free agency that adding a big-play element and speed to the receiver position was an offseason priority. Dorsett spent this past season with Jaguars wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal when Lal was the receivers coach in Seattle.
The Jaguars on Wednesday at 4 p.m. also announced they had agreed to terms with 10 other unrestricted free agents: wide receiver/returner Jamal Agnew, defensive lineman Tyson Alualu, 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.
They also announced they acquired defensive tackle Malcolm Brown in a trade from the New Orleans Saints.