There’s another veteran cornerback on the open market.
The Jaguars announced Thursday that they have released Drew Coleman. Coleman joined the team as a free agent before last season when he signed a three-year, $7.4 million deal to leave the Jets. He was set to earn $1.7 million this season, a number that the Jags obviously felt was too high for a player who was mainly a slot corner last season.
Coleman was a pretty good slot corner, though. He played on almost half the team’s defensive snaps, providing decent coverage along with two sacks and three forced fumbles. There are likely plenty of teams that would be interested in adding Coleman to their mix at defensive back and he probably won’t be on the unemployment line all that long.
The Jaguars signed Aaron Ross as a free agent and drafted Mike Harris in the sixth round. One of them will likely step into Coleman’s role as a complement to starters Rashean Mathis and Derek Cox.