The Bob Sanders free agency tour will start with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora. Sanders was released from the Indianapolis Colts last week -- the only team he's known since they made him a second round pick in the 2004 NFL draft.
The Jaguars currently have a pair of young safeties starting and could use some help in that area. If he's healthy, Sanders would be an incredible steal as a free agent. Of course the problem is that he hasn't truly been healthy since 2007 when he was the AP defensive player of the year.
Sanders may visit multiple teams before deciding where to sign, La Canfora reports. He can visit and sign with a team until March 3rd, the final day of the current labor deal. After that date, he can not sign with anyone until a new CBA is worked out. Because of that timing, it's unclear if Sanders will rush to sign with a new team.
What's interesting about the Jaguars is that they're in the AFC South, the same as the Colts. The Jags picking up Sanders could help two things -- getting another safety as well as some information on the Colts.
Sanders is a big enough name that there will be some excitement around him but he's played in just nine games in the last three years so realistically any contract doled out to him ought to be heavy in incentives.
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