Jaguars agree to terms with former T-Bred Watson

  • Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 5:49 p.m.
    UPDATED: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 11:47 p.m.
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Dekoda Watson, left, signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Wednesday.
MCT Photo/Tampa Bay Times/Will Vragovic Dekoda Watson, left, signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Wednesday.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to contract terms with free agent linebacker Dekoda Watson.

Watson, a South Aiken and Florida State alum, visited with general manager Dave Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley on Tuesday and was expected to sign the deal Wednesday after a physical.

A seventh-round draft pick by Tampa Bay in 2010, Watson had 106 tackles and three sacks in four years with the Buccaneers. He started six of 60 games, playing mostly on special teams. But he’s expected to compete for a starting job with the rebuilding Jaguars.

Watson is the latest addition for Jacksonville, which has signed free agents defensive end Red Bryant, guard Zane Beadles and running back Toby Gerhart. Jacksonville also re-signed quarterback Chad Henne and cornerback Will Blackmon.

The Jaguars also shipped former first-round draft pick Blaine Gabbert, a quarterback, to San Francisco in a trade. They received a sixth-round pick in this year’s draft and a conditional pick for next year in return.

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