WEDNESDAY, 9:56am: The Jaguars have formally announced their new deal with Parnell (via Twitter).
MONDAY, 10:06am: Parnell’s deal will be worth $6.5MM per year over five years, according to Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram (on Twitter). That’s a significant bump over the $1.83MM he earned with Dallas in 2014.
Doug Free started eleven games at right tackle for the Cowboys in 2014, but Parnell started seven, including the two playoff games while Free was out with injuries. Last month, PFR’s Luke Adams looked at the market for prospective free agent offensive tackles and while Parnell didn’t land in the first tier with the likes of Free, Bryan Bulaga, King Dunlap, and Byron Bell, Parnell was in the second tier of attractive options thanks to his solid play in limited time as a starter.
Late last week, the Cowboys re-signed Free to a three-year deal worth $15MM overall, including $6MM in guaranteed money.