The Jaguars have added to their defensive firepower, reaching an agreement with D.J. Hayden, according to ERSP}N sources.
Hayden, the 12th overall pick in the 2013 draft by the Oakland Raiders, signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions before the 2017 season. He lost starting corner roles on the outside to Nevin Lawson and in the slot to Quandre Diggs, but he ended up sharing time with Lawson by midseason.
The 27-year-old started one game for Detroit in 2017 and finished the season with 42 tackles, a half-sack and 2 fumble recoveries.
In all, Hayden has played in 61 career games. In 2,600 career snaps, he has 220 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 3 interceptions and 24 pass breakups.
ESPN’s Michael Rothstein contributed to this report.