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LA Chargers 2020 opponent preview: Jacksonville Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 08: Gardner Minshew #15 of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks on during the first quarter of a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at TIAA Bank Field on December 08, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 08: Gardner Minshew #15 of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks on during the first quarter of a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at TIAA Bank Field on December 08, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
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Jacksonville Jaguars’ key additions and subtractions:

Additions:

You know, the Jaguars actually made some decent additions to the roster this offseason despite most people automatically assuming they are going to be the worst team in the league.

The biggest signing of the offseason was former Pro Bowl linebacker, Joe Schobert. Schobert was a Pro Bowler in 2017 but is still only going to be 27 this season and was very solid for the Browns last season. He is going to be an impact player on defense, even if he is a bit overpaid.

The team also brought in two players with a high upside in Rodney Gunter and Tyler Eifert. Gunter is a solid defensive tackle who has shown signs of blossoming into a bigger difference-maker while Eifert was once one of the better pass-catching tight ends in the league before being hurt.

Eifert had a decent bounce-back year on a terrible Bengals offense in which he hauled in 436 receiving yards and three touchdowns. He will be 30 this season.

Chris Thompson is also a potentially exciting addition. It was not long ago that Thompson was one of the best receiving backs in the league and he is going to be a nice outlet for Minshew to throw to.

Subtractions:

The team traded both Nick Foles and AJ Bouye this offseason but they were necessary moves. In fact, the Jaguars did really good in getting out of Foles contract while Bouye was not contributing as much as he used to and needed a change of scenery.

They also had some depth pieces sign with other teams, but nothing all that significant. Yannick Ngakoue still has not signed his franchise tag tenure and there is speculation that he could eventually be traded.

The biggest loss, though, is obviously Calais Campbell. The Jaguars traded Campbell to the Baltimore Ravens for a fifth-round draft pick.

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