The release of church was a small surprise although he’d lost his starting job, though the movement lets him possibly land with another team. It was one of several moves. Additionally they triggered offensive handle Josh Wells from injured reserve, encouraged defensive lineman Lyndon Johnson from the practice squad, placed offensive lineman Josh Walker on injured reserve with a foot injury, also waived tight end Niles Paul from injured reserve.
Church signed a four-year, $21.6 million contract with $1 2 million guaranteed at March 2017 and had not missed a game with the Jaguars until last Thursday. He even lost his starting job at Week 13 to newcomer Ronnie Harrison as a result of mistakes in coverage, and the Jaguars made him inactive for their Week 14 game at Tennessee, which the Jaguars lost 30-9.
He’d a career-high 4 interceptions and eight pass breakups to cooperate with 72 tackles in his first season with the Jaguars.
Church spent his career’s first seven seasons . He signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Toledo.