JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have a wish list for free agency. It’s just not nearly as long as the one they put together last year.
Although new owner Shahid Khan said he would spend to the $120.6 million salary cap in 2012, general manager Gene Smith made it clear the team plans to build through the draft.
So the Jaguars expect to add just a few select players in free agency, which begins Tuesday. And with more than $45 million in cap space, no one is out of Jacksonville’s price range. Defensive end Mario Williams surely tops the list, along with receivers Vincent Jackson, Marques Colston and Pierre Garcon.
Smith says the Jaguars “want to be big in the draft.”
“Pro free agency,” he adds, “that’s just to supplement your roster.”