JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars are focusing up front.
That was clear entering free agency – and the Jaguars made it clearer when the period began by quickly acquiring a young, versatile defensive lineman.
Roy Robertson-Harris, a defensive end who spent his first five NFL seasons with the Chicago Bears, has agreed to terms to terms to sign with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent. The Jaguars announced the move Wednesday at 4 p.m., the start of the league's 2021 League Year.
Robertson-Harris (6-feet-5, 292 pounds), who originally signed with the Bears as a collegiate free agent following the 2016 NFL Draft, played collegiately at the University of Texas El Paso.
Robertson-Harris, 27, started 13 games and played 52 for the Bears. He spent his rookie season on the reserve/non-football illness list, playing 13 games in 2017, 16 in 2018 and 15 in 2019. He started seven games in 2019, then started six of eight games this past season before finishing the season on injured reserve because of a shoulder injury.
He has registered 7.5 sacks and six passes defensed in four seasons.
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, cornerback Shaquill Griffin, running back Carlos Hyde, safety Rayshawn Jenkins, tight end Chris Manhertz, wide receiver Marvin Jones and defensive end Jihad Ward.
They also announced they acquired defensive tackle Malcolm Brown in a trade from the New Orleans Saints.