Jaguars make a bid to acquire Rams’ Dwayne Gratz

The Jaguars made a bid Wednesday to acquire the Rams’ first-round draft pick from them and re-sign former Jaguars defensive tackle Dwayne “Bear” Gratz, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Gratz and Jaguars coach Doug Marrone worked out at the NFL Scouting Combine, where they each met with the Jaguars in April.

Grats was a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars team that defeated the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XLVII.

The Jaguars signed Gratz to a one-year, $5 million deal in March, which was partially offset by the $5.8 million signing bonus that he received.

The three-time Pro Bowler had a Pro Bowl appearance in 2015.

Gratos is expected to make $4.6 million this season.

Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell also has a history of signing undrafted free agents, most notably in 2018 when he signed wide receiver Josh Doctson to a four-year deal.

The team also signed undrafted cornerback Tyquan Lewis to a two-year contract and wide receiver Koa Misi to a three-year pact.

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell and coach Doug Mosely will likely work out the new players on Thursday.

Gratton has been a solid defensive tackle for the Jaguars, ranking second in sacks with 20.5 in 2015 and fifth with 12.5.

He is expected back on the field for the team.