JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars have exercised options for three veteran players.
Those players included not only defensive end Calais Campbell – a Pro Bowl selection for the Jaguars the past two seasons – but also two of the team’s top special teams players.
The Jaguars on Monday exercised the team option for Campbell, defensive end Lerentee McCray and safety Cody Davis, with the team having until 11:59.59 Monday to do so. McCray served as the Jaguars’ special teams captain last season.
The Jaguars opted not to pick up the option for tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
Campbell, who will enter his 12th NFL season next season, signed with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent in the 2017 offseason and has registered 25.0 sacks in two seasons with the team. He had a franchise-record 14.5 sacks in 2017 and his 10.5 last season made him the first player in franchise history to record double-digit sacks in consecutive seasons. He has made four career Pro Bowls, including two with Arizona following the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
McCray, who will enter his seventh NFL season next season, also signed with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent in the 2017 offseason. He has played 26 games in two seasons with Jacksonville and has totaled 16 special teams tackles during that span.
Davis, who will play in his seventh NFL season in 2019, signed with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent in the 2018 offseason. He led the team with 10 special teams tackles this past season.
Seferian-Jenkins signed with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent in the 2018 offseason. He started the first five games of the season, catching 11 passes for 90 yards and one touchdown before missing the final 11 games of the season due to a core muscle injury.