Defensive tackle Kyle Love was claimed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, according to ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss. Love was released by the New England Patriots on Wednesday after being diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes. He was given the option to retire for a year and return to the Pats in 2014, but chose to be released in hopes of playing this season.
The Jaguars also claimed defensive tackle Brandon Deaderick this week. Deaderick was released by the Patriots on Monday, giving the Jags two New England castoffs in a span of days. Both players could factor heavily into the Jaguars' rotation next season. The two took turns playing next to Vince Wilfork last season, combining for 43 tackle, 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.
The Jaguars revamped their interior defensive line in the offseason, also bringing in Sen'Derrick Marks from the Tennessee Titans and Roy Miller from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Love graded out as a better player than both according to Pro Football Focus, and should expect a regular role. Though lacking in star power, the Jaguars appear to have solid depth along their defensive interior wall heading into 2013.
Hopefully for Love, his health condition won't be an issue going forward. The Pats were apparently spooked enough to commit a potential violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Love won't be pressing charges, though that doesn't necessarily stop a third-party from taking action against the organization.