Jacksonville Jaguars Release Red Bryant
With some significant new investments placed into a handful of players, the Jacksonville Jaguars decided to clear up some cap space and roster space on Thursday morning by releasing DE Red Bryant.
After re-signing Tyson Alualu and handing Jared Odrick a big contract, this move makes some sense. Red Bryant was one of the big (literally) free agent acquisitions last year, along with fellow former Seattle Seahawk Chris Clemons. Bryant played well in his one year with the team, but his age and cap hit didn’t really meld with what the Jaguars want to do moving forward. Alualu proved to be a solid rotational player at the end spot, and Odrick provides scheme versatility as an interior pass rusher and a hold-the-point defensive end.
With this move, it’s a virtual certainty the Jaguars look for a defensive lineman with the third overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. With guys like Leonard Williams, Dante Fowler Jr., and Vic Beasley all likely available when the Jaguars are on the clock, it’s hard to imagine general manager David Caldwell passing up prospects with that kind of talent at the top of the first round.
Best of luck to Red Bryant, who certainly wasn’t a disappointment in his lone season in Jacksonville.
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