Jacksonville Jaguars give three-year deal for Paul Posluszny

When it comes to Gus Bradley, it's all about defense and the Jaguars are certainly looking to shore things up on the defensive side of the ball.

According to reports, the Jacksonville Jaguars have extended their star LB Paul Posluszny with a three-year contract that's worth between $15 and $18 million and will last until the end of the 2017 season.

The 30-year-old Posluszny is coming off an injury-plagued season with Jacksonville but he managed to post some good numbers when he was on the field. Even though he only played seven games in 2014, Posluszny had 47 tackles and 69 combined ones. He also recorded two sacks, recovered a fumble and defended one pass before his season was cut short due to a chest injury.

The former second-round pick had an impact both on and off the field for Jacksonville. He was the leader of a defensive line that has a lot of talent but that also needs a lot of experience to reach their projected ceilings. Posluszny was always very vocal with his teammates and his new deal only certifies his status as one of the leaders of a team that's looking to make some noise in the AFC South.

Posluszny has played 55 games with the Jacksonville Jaguars after signing with the team on 2011. He has 653 tackles, nine sacks, four forced fumbles and two recovered fumbles during his stint with the franchise.