Brian Cushion, the Jaguars’ former running back and their offensive line coach, was among those who questioned the team’s plans to use him this season.
The Jaguars were one of the first teams to release Cushions contract, but they’re still waiting on him to agree to a new one.
When asked about the new deal, Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said he expects Cushing to sign on Monday.
“We have not reached any decisions yet,” Caldwell said.
Cushing had a very strong offseason, according to Jaguars general coach Jeff Davidson.
It was not an easy offseason for Cushings agent.
Cushner’s agent, Scott Boras, had his contract reduced by $2.5 million by the NFL, leaving him with only $1.9 million in guaranteed money.
The Jaguars had hoped to get him for a reasonable price, and they were able to do just that.
They’re hoping to make him an unrestricted free agent.
With Cushing’s signing, the Jacksonville Jaguars will be getting a much-needed, reliable runner for the run game.
Cushing can line up anywhere in the backfield, but he’ll have to settle for blocking when he returns.
He could be a significant boost to a Jacksonville offensive line that struggled to contain running backs in 2016.
We could see a lot of him, especially on the offensive line, and it would be a very nice addition to the group, according Caldwell.
You can see a bit of what we can do with him, he’s just going to have to find a spot.
Caldwell said Cushners role will be a little bit more limited in the run-heavy scheme that the Jaguars run.