Jaguars Sign Tramaine Brock

The Jaguars signed cornerback Tramaine Brock following his visit on Sunday, according to Ian Rapoport of (on Twitter). The eleventh-year pro has been brought in to fill the void left by Rashaan Melvin‘s opt-out. 

[RELATED: Jaguars’ Rashaan Melvin Opts Out]

Brock, long regarded as one of the league’s better slot corners, joined the Cardinals in April of last year. The deal reunited the veteran with Vance Joseph, who set out to build an experienced CB unit for 2019. The Cardinals dropped him in December – even though he was having a solid year – leading him to the Titans for their home stretch. With the Cardinals, Brock tallied 37 stops, two tackles for a loss, and three passes defensed across ten games. With the Titans, he made four regular season starts plus three starts in their memorable postseason run.

Brock was slowed somewhat by a hamstring injury last year, but he’s believed to be fully healed at this stage. In theory, he could be an upgrade over Melvin, who hasn’t truly shined since his 2017 season with the Colts. Brock will feature in Jacksonville’s new look secondary, a unit without Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye. He’ll join D.J. Hayden and promising first-round pick C.J. Henderson in the revamped group.

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  1. wagner13

    I’m surprised he hasn’t caught the attention of a contender as a veteran depth piece. Someone like KC, SF, Denver, Philly, Minnesota, or TB should’ve inquired

    • wagner13

      It makes sense to me. Brock will cost close to the league minimum and if he performs well, can be flipped at the deadline. This has nothing to do with Ramsey

      • JJB0811

        Yes it does. Ramsey and the other CB they shipped to Denver. They need new CB’s. 100% this signing is done because of their actions, or lack there of, last off season.

        If Shad had been paying attention to his team, he would have known Tom C was terrible and hated by the players. Shad openly said he was comfortable making Ramsey the highest paid CB. But not knowing how your front office is operating cost the team a generational talent.

        What do you expect the Jags to get for a 11th year player; a 6th round pick?

        • wagner13

          First of all, a sixth round pick is better than nothing. I’ll take a free draft pick any day of the week. Secondly, this isn’t their “replacement” for Ramsey. Signing a veteran slot corner is not the answer. Drafting Henderson was. I’m not defending the front office by any means, but it seems petty to criticize management for making a perfectly reasonable signing. I agree they screwed up the Ramsey situation, but now that they’ve embraced the rebuild, moves like this make sense

          • JJB0811

            Hard to disagree w/ your position. But why not ‘rebuild’ with Ramsey? Guy is what 24-25 years old? They basically flipped a known great CB, for a rookie at the same position. Poor decisions by the front office.

            The real problem the NFL has is the same teams stay bad, yet make money. So while 7-10 teams actually compete for playoffs and more, 20+ are happy to be awful.

            If owners lost money for sub 500 teams, competition would be much better. Shad has 1 division title to his name in 8 years of ownership. Yet the Jags value has increased by hundreds of millions.

            • ABStract

              Have you seen the movie/play “The Producers”?
              The dudes figure out that putting out any play will make money so it doesn’t need to be good…
              Sooooo many example of this in the way businesses handle quality and service these days

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