Jacksonville Jaguars training camp preview ahead of the 2022 NFL season
The Jacksonville Jaguars moved on from a few familiar faces this offseason
The Jags finished the 2021 season with a 3-14 record for several reasons. Meyer’s leadership or lack thereof ranks as the top one but the team’s dearth of talent also played a big role.
Although there were a few building blocks on Jacksonville’s roster, there weren’t nearly enough to win games on a consistent basis. That’s why it wasn’t surprising to let several players walk away in free agency. Here’s a recap of the Jaguars that changed uniforms or hung up the cleats this offseason.
Brandon Linder, OL: A mainstay of the Jaguars’ offensive line since 2014, Brandon Linder retired not long after the start of free agency.
DJ Chark Jr., WR: Signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions.
Taven Bryan, DT: Signed a one-year deal with the Cleveland Browns.
Jihad Ward, DE: Signed a one-year deal with the New York Giants.
Dare Ogunbowale, RB: Signed a one-year deal with the Houston Texans.
Jacob Hollister, TE: Signed a one-year deal with the Las Vegas Raiders.
James O’Shaughnessy, TE: Signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears.
Andrew Norwell, OG: Signed a two-year deal to join the Washington Commanders.
Myles Jack, LB: Signed a one-year deal to join the Pittsburgh Steelers.
A.J. Cann, RG: Signed a two-year deal with the Houston Texans.
Damien Wilson, LB: Signed a two-year deal to join the Carolina Panthers.
Worth mentioning: Other than DJ Chark Jr., Andrew Norwell, and maybe Damien Wilson, most of the players on this list were low-end starters or reserves for the Jags and the front office did a good job of replacing most if not all of them.