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 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - After being mostly quiet for the first three days of free agency, the Jacksonville Jaguars made a flurry of moves Friday.
None of them jaw-dropping, but all in line with the team's plans to rebuild through the draft.
The Jaguars signed cornerback Alan Ball, running back Justin Forsett, defensive tackle Roy Miller and cornerback Antwaun Molden. They joined linebacker Geno Hayes in the team's free-agent class.
Ball, who signed a two-year deal, spent last season in Houston after playing five years in Dallas. He is expected to compete for a starting job for the Jaguars, who recently parted ways with cornerbacks Derek Cox, Rashean Mathis and Aaron Ross. Ball has 22 career starts and three interceptions. The 6-foot-2 Ball fits new coach Gus Bradley's defensive schemes of being a press-coverage cornerback.
``Yeah, you look at his history and the type of guy in his scheme,'' Ball said. ``I kind of fit that prototype, so that's definitely exciting, definitely has a plan and I know that and I just want to be a part of the regime so that's why I made this choice.''
Forsett, who also signed a two-year deal, has played for Indianapolis (2008), Seattle (2008-11) and Houston (2012). He has 1,661 yards and eight touchdowns. He will compete for the backup job behind Maurice Jones- Drew. He also has experience dealing with new Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch.
``We had a couple options and it boiled down to opportunity, my role on the team and, of course, the contract,'' Forsett said. ``I'll be in here backing up Maurice, trying to come in and get some carries and be a spark and being able to catch the ball out the backfield and do some other things that I've done with Jedd in the past up in Seattle.''
Miller spent the last four seasons in Tampa Bay, recording 140 tackles and three sacks. He worked with new Jaguars defensive line coach Todd Wash in Tampa Bay. Miller is expected to replace Terrance Knighton in the D-line rotation.
``I like the coaches,'' Miller said. ``I really like the new energy that they have out here. I like everything. I'm still in Florida. I'm looking forward to being a part of this new regime and creating some change out here. I'm just a hard-working guy, hardnosed.''
Molden played in three games for the Jaguars last season after signing as a free agent on Nov. 27. He has played in 51 games with two starts since entering the league as a third-round draft pick by Houston in 2008.

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