The Jacksonville Jaguars continue their efforts to keep the band together. On Saturday, agent David Canter announced that his client Adam Gotsis reached a two-year deal to stay in Jacksonville.
Gotsis, 30, has spent three seasons with the Jaguars since signing with the team in August 2020. Prior to that, he was a second-round pick for the Denver Broncos in the 2016 NFL Draft.
The versatile defensive lineman was a starter for the Jaguars during the 2020 season, but was mostly relegated to backup duties in 2021 after the team added Roy Robertson-Harris to its defensive line. His role was reduced even more in 2022 when the Jaguars added Folorunso Fatukasi to the mix.
Gotsis was on the field for just 29 percent of the Jaguars’ defensive snaps in 2022 and 70 percent of the team’s special teams snaps. He finished the year with 1.5 sacks, 19 tackles, and a 65.6 grade from Pro Football Focus, his highest since joining the Jaguars.
Jacksonville may look to upgrade its defensive line in the 2023 NFL Draft after finishing 26th in the league in sacks. But keeping Gotsis for depth is a logical move for the Jaguars.
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Story originally appeared on Jaguars Wire