JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars moved aggressively on the corner Wednesday.
Less than a week after Jaguars Head Coach Urban Meyer said the secondary would be addressed in the offseason, the franchise did just that by acquiring one of the top cornerbacks available in free agency.
Shaquill Griffin, a cornerback who played his first four NFL seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, has agreed to terms to sign with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent. The Jaguars announced the agreement Wednesday at 4 p.m., the first day of the NFL's 2021 League Year.
Griffin (6-feet-0, 198 pounds), 26, a third-round selection by the Seahawks in the 2017 NFL Draft, started 53 games for Seattle and played in 57. He registered 248 tackles over the past four seasons with 48 passes defensed and six interceptions.
The 48 passes defensed were the 10th most in the NFL during that span. Griffin is one of three players in the NFL with at least 240 tackles and 48 passes defensed over the past four seasons.
Griffin, who played collegiately at Central Florida, registered 63 tackles and 12 passes defensed this past season. He was named to the Pro Bowl following the 2019 season, during which he registered 65 tackles and 13 passes defensed.
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, wide receiver Phillip Dorsett, safety Rudy Ford, 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.
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