JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) According to a person familiar with the negotiations, the Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with former Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle Kelvin Beachum on a two-year contract.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Jaguars don't announce free-agent deals until players sign contracts.
The Jaguars are signing Beachum to compete with starting left tackle Luke Joeckel, the person said. The second overall pick in the 2013 draft, Joeckel started 30 games at left tackle the past two seasons but gave up five sacks in the season finale at Houston. That clearly caused some concern inside the facility, and the Jaguars addressed it in free agency.
Joeckel is entering the fourth year of his rookie contract, and the Jaguars have until May 3 to exercise a fifth-year option. Joeckel is guaranteed $3.3 million next season.
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