Jaguars agree to deal with free agent LB Posluszny

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have taken a step toward rebuilding their beleaguered defense by agreeing to a contract with free agent linebacker Paul Posluszny.

Posluszny agreed to a six-year deal worth $45 million, with $15 million guaranteed.

The former Buffalo Bills linebacker should provide the Jaguars an upgrade in the middle of a defense that ranked near the bottom of the league in just about every category. Posluszny is expected to replace veteran Kirk Morrison, who failed to impress coaches and front office personnel during his one season in Jacksonville.

The Jaguars, still looking for another linebacker and two safeties in free agency, won't be able to officially announce an agreement with Posluszny until Friday.

Posluszny had 398 tackles in four years with the Bills despite missing several games with injuries.