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Ngakoue rejoins Jaguars, vows to play even without new deal

The Jaguars announced the re-signing of linebacker Lerentee McCray on Monday.

McCray, 27, joined the Jaguars last year after two seasons with Denver and one with Buffalo.

In a statement released by the team, McCray called it an “overwhelming” feeling to remain in the Jaguars. “Since I’ve been in the NFL, I’ve been waiting to find a home and I’m excited to be back here and finish the unfinished business that we left last year.”

In 2017, McCray played 36 snaps on defense (1 1/2 sacks), but was fourth on the Jaguars with 268 special teams snaps (third on the team with nine tackles). Along with newcomers Niles Paul, Cody Davis and Don Carey and returning players James O’Shaughnessy and Jarrod Wilson, McCray will be expected to fill a core special teams role.

McCray played collegiately at Florida. For the Broncos, he played for current Jaguars special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis.

The Jacksonville Jaguars appear to be on their way to having two defensive players who missed Week 10’s game against the Indianapolis Colts back in cornerback A.J. Bouye and linebacker Lerentee McCray. Both were upgraded to full participation Thursday after being limited Wednesday.