Jaguars release Zane Beadles

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The Jaguars were in line to have the most cap space in the league when free agency opens next week and it looks like they’ll have a little more after parting ways with guard Zane Beadles.

Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that the Jaguars will release Beadles, who they signed to a five-year, $30 million contract before the 2014 season. Beadles has a cap number of $5.5 million for the coming season and the Jaguars will add that to their already large bounty of space when they go shopping this offseason.

Beadles was brought to Jacksonville in hopes of being a foundation piece for a better offensive line. He started all 32 games over the last two seasons, but didn’t play as well as he had in Denver and the Jaguars line continued to be a problem that they are expected to pay a lot of attention to this offseason.

Center Stefan Wisniewski is set to be an unrestricted free agent, leaving the interior of the line as a focal point for that attention.

UPDATE 4:02 p.m. ET: The Jaguars have announced the move.

13 responses to “Jaguars release Zane Beadles

  1. When do we get an article about the deflategate appeal. ESPN has already reported on it and it sounds like it went really bad for Brady. The 3 judges are not buying his story.

  2. This is what happens when you sign FAs to big contracts. It almost never “fixes” the team, it costs a lot, and 2 to 3 years into the 6 year deal, the player gets cut.

    This is why Ted Thompson and Bill Belichick are the smartest GMs in the NFL. They draft well. They don’t go on spending sprees – they shop the clearance rack.

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  3. They didnt break the bank for Beadles. He was originally signed to a five-year, $30 million deal with $12.45 million guaranteed. Releasing Beadles saves the Jaguars $5.5 million in cap room with *zero dead money* remaining, because the deal was structured in a way to essentially be a two-year deal with the following three years of the deal being like one-year contracts.

    It was a “miss” that he didnt play like a pro bowler for the guaranteed money but the Jags feel good about the rookies they have to replace him.

  4. zerotrophiessince1961 says:
    Mar 3, 2016 4:27 PM

    This is what happens when you sign FAs to big contracts. It almost never “fixes” the team, it costs a lot, and 2 to 3 years into the 6 year deal, the player gets cut.

    This is why Ted Thompson and Bill Belichick are the smartest GMs in the NFL. They draft well. They don’t go on spending sprees – they shop the clearance rack.
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    Peyton Manning, Aqib Talib, TJ Ward, & DeMarcus Ware all have a shiny new ring to show you…

  5. Beadles seems like a guy who needs better people around him to make him better. When asked to be ‘the man’……he sure as heck wasn’t.

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