Malik Jackson signs with Jaguars

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Tuesday March 8th, 2016

Defensive tackle Malik Jackson has signed with the Jaguars, the team announced Thursday.

Jackson confirmed the move in an Instagram post on Tuesday.

According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Jackson’s deal with the Jaguars is for six years.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Jackson will earn $15 million per season with his new contract.

Jackson, a key component of the Denver Broncos’ defense in 2015, had 45 tackles and five sacks in 16 games last season. In four NFL seasons, all spent in Denver, Jackson recorded 134 tackles and 14 sacks.

The 26-year-old was selected by the Broncos in the fifth round of the 2012 draft out of Tennessee.

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With Jackson’s help, the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24–10 in Super Bowl 50.

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