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Jaguars move former 1st-rounder Alualu to DE

4:52 PM, May 15, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars see upside in moving Tyson Alualu outside.

The Jaguars have shifted the former first-round draft pick from defensive tackle to defensive end, getting the 6-foot-3, 295-pound Hawaiian in a run-stopping role while allowing him to work in space.

Coach Gus Bradley believes it will be a "better fit" for Alualu.

Alualu was the 10th pick in the 2010 draft, a selection widely considered a reach. It didn't help that Alualu injured his right knee in the preseason of his rookie year. Instead of getting surgery, he played two years with nagging pain and occasional swelling.

Alualu finally had his knee cleaned out last offseason. Now, Alualu's knee feels the best it has since college and could allow him to flourish in his new role off the edge.

 

Associated Press

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