Source: Jaguars to sign WR Gabe Davis to 3-year, $39M deal

The Jacksonville Jaguars are signing wide receiver Gabe Davis to a three-year, $39 million contract that includes $11 million at signing, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Monday.

The Jaguars also reached a three-year agreement with Green Bay Packers free agent safety Darnell Savage and a two-year deal with Baltimore Ravens free agent kick return specialist Devin Duvernay, sources told ESPN, confirming multiple reports.

The Jaguars had also agreed to a three-year contract with kicker Wil Lutz, a source told ESPN, but he later changed his mind and has decided to re-sign with the Denver Broncos, a source told Schefter.

Davis, a first-time team captain in 2023, had some big performances in significant games during his four seasons with the Buffalo Bills and was the team’s best run blocker at receiver, but he didn’t consistently produce.

He caught 45 passes for 746 yards and seven touchdowns in 2023, but he made it clear after the season that he would explore his options in free agency.

Statistically, Davis, who turns 25 on April 1, put up his best season in 2022 with 836 receiving yards on 48 receptions (93 targets), averaging 17.4 yards per catch. His biggest statistical game came in the 2021 postseason against the Kansas City Chiefs, when he caught eight passes for 201 yards and four touchdowns.

Davis was selected by the Bills in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL draft, and his 17.3 yards per catch are the most by any player in the regular season and playoffs since he was drafted. Getting on the same page with quarterback Josh Allen, especially on throws downfield, was a problem at times, with Davis averaging a team-low 55.6 catch percentage.

Savage played last season on the fifth-year option of his rookie deal with the Packers. He started 10 regular-season games but missed seven games because of calf and shoulder injuries.

Savage, 26, returned for the final two regular-season games plus the playoffs and had a 64-yard interception return for a touchdown in the wild-card victory against the Dallas Cowboys.

Lauded as one of the leaders on defense, Savage started 69 regular-season games since he entered the league as the 21st overall pick in the 2019 draft.

His best season was 2020, when he posted career highs in tackles (75), interceptions (4) and pass breakups (12).

Duvernay was the Ravens’ main return specialist in his four seasons with the team, averaging 12.6 yards per punt return and 19.3 yards per kickoff return in 2023. He has two career kickoff returns for touchdown. He also has 27 career receptions for 898 yards and 5 touchdowns.

ESPN’s Michael DiRocco and Alaina Getzenberg contributed to this report.

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