Jaguars sign A.J. Cann, getting rookie class under contract
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have their entire rookie class under contract.
Third-round draft pick A.J. Cann, a 313-pound guard from South Carolina, signed his four-year deal Wednesday. Cann was the team's lone rookie unsigned heading into a three-day, mandatory minicamp that began Tuesday.
Under the NFL's rookie slotting system, Cann's deal was projected to be worth a little more than $3 million and include a signing bonus worth around $800,000. The Jaguars drafted Cann in hopes of upgrading an offensive line that allowed a franchise-record 71 sacks last season. Jacksonville also added right tackle Jermey Parnell and veteran center Stefen Wisniewski in free agency.
Cann started 51 games in four years with the Gamecocks and is vying with veteran Zane Beadles at left guard.