JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars addressed depth and special teams Friday.
They did so with a familiar name and face – and a player who has been one of the team's top backups and special teams players in recent seasons.
Lerentee McCray, a seven-year veteran who joined the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent in 2017, has reached an agreement to re-sign with the team. The Jaguars announced the move Friday afternoon in accordance with NFL rules.
"Lerentee has brought depth to our defensive line and has played at a high level on special teams since he joined us in 2017," Jaguars Head Coach Doug Marrone said in a statement. "We look forward to bringing him back as a veteran presence in our locker room in 2020."
McCray (6-feet-3, 249 pounds), originally signed with the Denver Broncos as a collegiate free agent shortly after the 2013 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 72 NFL games, playing 24 games in three seasons with Denver, playing 13 games with Buffalo in 2016 and spending the last three seasons with the Jaguars.
McCray, who played collegiately at the University of Florida, has played in 35 games with the Jaguars with nine tackles (four solo), including one tackle for loss, on defense -- and 12 special teams tackles. He served as special teams captain in 2018.