JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jaguars are looking to add to their defensive line rotation.
The team has expressed interest in Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Terrell McClain, according to a league source.
McClain, who is from Tampa, has received interest from several teams since the start of the NFL's legal tampering period on Tuesday.
If the Jaguars are looking to add McClain to their roster, they will have to compete with the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants and Washington Redskins on the open market.
McClain started 15 games for the Cowboys last season at defensive tackle. He produced 40 tackles, 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in his first year as a full-time starter with the Cowboys.
The 28-year-old lineman would likely serve in a rotation with the Jaguars. The 6-foot-2, 302-pound player has a similar build to defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks, who is reportedly being shopped for a trade by the Jaguars.
The Jaguars just signed nose tackle Abry Jones to a four-year, $16 million deal on Valentine's Day. Jones is likely be paired with Malik Jackson - the team's highest paid player - in the starting lineup. The Jaguars also have Sheldon Day, Michael Bennett, Roy Miller and Marks under contract.
The Jaguars would save $3.9 million by releasing or trading Miller. Jacksonville would save $4.4 million by cutting or dealing Marks.
McClain started his career as a 12-game starter for the Carolina Panthers in 2011. However, he was released the next season and split the year between the New England Patriots and Houston Texans. He signed with the Cowboys in 2014.
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