4 veterans that the Jacksonville Jaguars can release in 2024 to bolster cap space

• The Jaguars won't be hurting for cap space in 2024

• Still, they could get a bit of relief by making a few moves

• That includes parting ways with these 4 veterans

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Zay Jones (7) comes up limping during the fourth quarter.
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Zay Jones (7) comes up limping during the fourth quarter. / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Unio / USA
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1. Cam Robinson, LT

Giving Cam Robinson a three-year deal worth $54 million in 2022 was one of the biggest moves Trent Baalke made when he became the general manager. While he took over the front office in 2021, he mostly focused on signing second-tier free agents such as Marvin Jones Jr., Shaquill Griffin, and Rayshawn Jenkins. All three were fine fine players but none got a contract like the one Robinson inked last year.

By giving Robinson a multi-year deal, the Jags sent a message. Deliver and will take care of you. And the Jags most definitely took care of Robinson. While not a Pro Bowl-caliber tackle, he had become a mainstay on the offensive line, and his leadership was invaluable during the 2022 playoff run.

However, Robinson got a four-game suspension to start the 2023 season for violations to the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. The suspension not only voided the guarantees on his contract but it also paved the way for Walker Little to show what he could do at left tackle.

By all accounts, Little's four-game tryout went well but he got bumped to left guard when Robinson returned from his suspension. Back in his familiar spot at left tackle, Robinson gave the offensive line a boost. Unfortunately, he landed on Injured Reserve after suffering a knee injury against the Houston Texans in Week 12. There's a strong chance he'll return in time for the playoffs but his future beyond 2023 is in question.

Robinson is scheduled to make $21.63 million next year but the Jaguars can get $17.7 million in space with just $3.88 million in dead money by either releasing him or trading him. Given the demand at the position, the Jags could net a third-round selection in exchange for Robinson. But if they don't find a trade partner, releasing him also seems like a possible outcome.

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