Players released now get a bit of a jump on free agency, and the Jaguars have held the door open for one of their starters.
Nwaneri has dealt with knee issues in the past, but he played all 16 games last year.
He was scheduled to make $3.775 million this year, plus a $1 million roster bonus, so the Jaguars are saving some cap room with the move. But they’re among the league leaders in cap space (more than $60 million), so it’s hard to sell that as the reason.
He’ll turn 30 later this month, and should be able to find work if he can prove himself well.