Dekoda Watson LB JAC 5 Days

The Jaguars plan to use Dekoda Watson at strong-side linebacker.

Watson will play "Sam" backer on first and second down, and is a candidate for snaps at the "Leo" pass-rusher role in Jacksonville's sub-packages. If the Jaguars draft Buffalo's Khalil Mack at No. 3 overall, however, Watson won't end up playing much Leo. Watson should also contribute on special teams.

Dekoda Watson LB JAC 1 Month

Jaguars signed OLB Dekoda Watson, formerly of the Buccaneers.

Watson, 26, has mostly been a special teamer in his career, but flashed potential in spot starts at strong-side linebacker down the stretch in Tampa last year. He was active against the run and is athletic enough to hold his own in coverage. Expect Watson to push hard for SLB Geno Hayes' starting job.

Dekoda Watson LB JAC 1 Month

Free agent LB Dekoda Watson is visiting the Jaguars.

The 26-year-old appeared in 15 games last season, starting three, recording 42 tackles and two sacks. The Jaguars need upgrades at both outside linebacker spots, but need to aim higher than Watson. The Bills are also interested.

Dekoda Watson LB JAC 10 Months

The Tampa Bay Times projects Dekoda Watson as the Bucs' starting strong-side linebacker.

Watson hasn't as much as warranted a Rotoworld blurb in nearly two years. A 2010 seventh-round pick out of Florida State, Watson played just 131 defensive snaps in 16 games last season. He'll compete with special teams ace Adam Hayward and free-agent addition Jonathan Casillas for the gig in camp.

Dekoda Watson LB JAC Aug 31 '11

The Bucs are designing special pass-rushing packages for backup LB Dekoda Watson.

Watson has 2 1/2 sacks and two forced fumbles already this preseason. "He looks awesome right now," coach Raheem Morris said. The 2010 seventh-rounder figures to play on the majority of passing downs.