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Jaguars Free Agency 2012: Aaron Ross, Rashean Mathis Will Compete For Starting Spot

The Jacksonville jaguars brought another cornerback onto the roster this of season in former Giants starter Aaron Ross. He gives the Jaguars three cornerbacks who have starting experience, which means that there will be some competition for in training camp. According to Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union, that competition will be focused on Ross and Rashean Mathis.

"Derek [Cox] and Rashean [Mathis], up until their injuries, I thought they were playing very good football," Jaguars general manager Gene Smith said. "I think we gotta find a way to pressure the ball more and that’ll really help our secondary even more. We now have some veterans on the back end."

When asked if Ross and Mathis would enter training camp in an open competition, Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey said it would start that way.

At this point Mathis has to been as the favorite because of a few reasons. First of all, he has experience starting here and that is invaluable. But they also have plans for Ross in place if he doesn't win the competition, and his versatility might be best used elsewhere if he and Mathis is pretty close competition.

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