The difficult, off-season decisions have officially begun at 1 TIAA Bank Field Drive.
The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Monday that they have picked up the option on three players: defensive end Calais Campbell, special teams captain Lerentee McCray, and safety Cody Davis.
The Jaguars did not pick up the option for tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins after his lone, injury-plagued season in Jacksonville.
Campbell has made back-to-back Pro Bowls in his two seasons in Duval County. In his two seasons, Campbell has tallied 25 sacks; he is the first player in franchise history to record double digit sack seasons in consecutive years.
The Jaguars needed to reach a decision by Wednesday, February 20, when Campbell is owed a $3 million bonus. He is set to make $12 million in 2019.
McCray, also a defensive end, has totaled 16 special team tackles in his two-year tenure in Jacksonville. Davis led the Jaguars with 10 special team tackles this past season. Both are entering their seventh season in the NFL.
Seferian-Jenkins, a free agent signing from the New York Jets last off-season, caught 11 passes for 90 yards and a touchdown before suffering a season-ending core muscle injury.
Seferian-Jenkins had previously tweeted out a "farewell" to Jacksonville on January 24.
The 2019 NFL league year officially begins on March 13.
In other Jaguars news, cornerback Jalen Ramsey's nearly year-long feud with Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen has taken another turn.
At an appearance at Batavia Downs in Upstate New York Monday, Allen autographed a photo for a fan with the following message: "Hey Ramsey... am I still trash? #BillsMafia."
In an interview with GQ Magazine last summer, Ramsey referred to the Bills' 2018 first-round pick as "trash" and " a stupid draft pick." Allen and the Bills would go on to defeat the Jaguars 24-21 in November. The photo he autographed is from that victory.
It did not take long for Ramsey to respond to Allen on social media. He tweeted the following shortly after the website Big Cat Country posted a story and link to Allen's photo.
Allen threw for over 2,000 yards in his rookie season. He completed 52.8% of his passes and threw for 10 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. The Bills finished in third in the AFC East at 6-10.