Jan 30, 2014; Jersey City, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive end Red Bryant (79) at a press conference at The Westin in advance of Super Bowl XLVIII. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Red Bryant Signs With Jacksonville

Red Bryant, who was speculated to be a target of the Chiefs to replace Tyson Jackson, has signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars to a four-year deal. Because Bryant was cut by the Seahawks, he is allowed to sign a contract before Tuesday’s free agency opening.

A 2008 fourth round draft pick by the Seattle Seahawks, Bryant was a force of the defensive line even though he did not rack up a lot of stats. Though he did grade well against the run according to Pro Football Focus, his +10.6 grade against the run was the 11th best for any 4-3 defensive end.

Bryant would have been a good fit for what the Chiefs try to do on the defensive line when it comes to stopping the run and collapsing the pocket in the passing game. There has been some rumors the Chiefs are trying to retain Jackson though nothing new has come on that front. There are not a lot more affordable options to play defensive end who would play at Bryant’s level in free agency.

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  • paul pace

    The Chiefs are just not doing anything right now. So, I guess only time will tell which way the Chiefs will go in FA. I just don’t think the Chiefs are going to be very active in FA. Who they want to retain of their own players that are free agents this season is still a mystery.

    • Troy Utt

      I know… I keep checking like an ecpecting parent, only to find there is still nothing going on! I hate to say it, but the suspense is killing me!!!

      • KCMikeG

        I thought Schwartz had said he was making an announcement at 1PM today??

        • Troy Utt

          Having just checked his twitter feed again about the only thing I see going on is Schwartz getting married today! I guess that could count as an announcement!?! LOL The comment was made on there to “start your checkbooks!” That does not sound good…

  • Canad-Ian

    It’s always nice when a player gets a jump on free agency. He has the whole market to himself. He can talk to any team he wants, weigh the pros and cons aaaaaaaaaand he signs with Jacksonville.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Thank you, JAX.