While the Jaguars have already landed one of the offseason’s to prizes in Malik Jackson, they were also interested in fellow bookend Olivier Vernon before the Giants blew them out of the water. Ayers could now be the free agent brought in to help bolster the pass rush along with Jackson.
Ayers graded as one of the top pass rushers in the NFL in 2015, according to PFF’s metrics. The 30-year-old enjoyed a career year with the Giants, picking up nine sacks to go along with 41 tackles and a pair of forced fumbles. The 273-pounder was primarily been a reserve for most of his seven-year career (five with Denver), but he altered his stock in a major way last season.
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