In addition to Jackson, the Jaguars also released safety Tashaun Gipson, running back Carlos Hyde, right tackle, Jermey Parnell, and long snapper Carson Tinker. The movements are produced in part to create salary cap space to sign a veteran quarterback, expected to be Nick Foles.
The Jaguars are expected to release quarterback Blake Bortles sooner or later in the coming weeks, though he’s sure for $6.5 million.
Jackson signed a six-year, $85.5 million contract with $31.5 million guaranteed and $42 million as a whole guarantees with the Jaguars in March 2016 after four seasons in Denver. He set a career high with 6.5 sacks in 2016 and followed that up with the best season of his career in 2017: 8.0 sacks and four forced fumbles along with his first Pro Bowl appearance.
However, he also lost his starting role in November along with also his play time dropped appreciably on the last month of the summer season when he had been used as a third-down rusher. Jackson said late in the summer that he expected to be released this offseason. The move clears up $1 1 million in cap space. Jackson was due count $15 million against the salary cap in 2019 and now to earn $13 million.
Jackson, who turned 29 in January, never missed a game in just two inside his entire career and his four seasons with the Jaguars. He’s got 32.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries, including 18 sacks and four forced fumbles in three seasons with the Jaguars.
Cutting Hyde saves the Jaguars $4.7 million. He had been due to have 2 million of the $3.25 million base salary ensured as well as receive a $1 million roster bonus when he had been still with the Jaguars on March 15.
The Jaguars sent a fifth-round draft pick into the Browns on Oct. 20 in exchange for Hyde because they had help with Leonard Fournette nursing a hamstring injury which would finally keep him out for six games. Hyde ran for 189 yards on 58 carries in eight games with the Jaguars.
Gipson was due a $500,000 roster bonus on March 17 and also had a salary of $7.25 million in 2019. There is not any dead money on his contract now and also his release saves the team $7.45 million. Gipson had two years remaining on the $36 million contract with $ 1-2 million he signed in March 2016.
Gipson contains six interceptions and 16 pass breakups in 48 games and has started every match since joining the Jaguars. He’s got 20 interceptions and 3 9 pass breakups in seven seasons. After connecting the Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2012 he played four years in Cleveland.
Parnell was due and entered the last year of the $32 million contract a $1 million roster bonus on March 17. Parnell was due to earn $5 million in 2019 and the Jaguars are saved $ 6 million against the salary cap by the movement.
Has started 56 games in which he played with the Jaguars. He missed three in 2017 one match in 2015, and three because of knee injuries in 2018.