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Jacksonville Jaguars HC Doug Pederson, VP of player health and performance Jeff Ferguson and Jaguars GM Trent Baalke at TIAA Bank Field. (Imagn Images photo pool)
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Jaguars player DJ Chark with GM Trent Baalke, January 9, 2022. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union] /

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.

Notable losses:

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.

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