Free-agent linebacker Dan Skuta has agreed to terms with the Jacksonville Jaguars on a five-year, $20.5 million contract, a source told CSNBayArea.com on Monday.
Skuta, a six-year veteran, spent the past two seasons with the 49ers and started 17 of the 30 games in which he appeared. Skuta was the primary starter during the games in which Aldon Smith missed over the past two seasons.
Skuta is coming off his best season, as he recorded a career-high five quarterback sacks. He had just a half-sack in his first five seasons. Upon signing a two-year, $3 million contract with the 49ers in 2013, Skuta converted from inside linebacker to outside linebacker. In his first season with the 49ers, Skuta scored a touchdown on a 47-yard fumble return in a 42-10 victory over the Jaguars in London.
ESPN was first to report Skuta was expected to sign with the Jaguars upon the opening of the free-agent signing period on Tuesday at 1 p.m. (PT).