The Jacksonville Jaguars have made some roster moves Thursday, releasing four players.
ROSTER MOVES: The #Jaguars announce they have released LB Russell Allen and waived DE Will Pericak, DE D'Aundre Reed and WR Jabin Sambrano.
— Tad Dickman (@Tdickman89) April 17, 2014
Allen, 27, was the last remaining selection from the 2009 draft class, Gene Smith’s first year as the GM of the team. Allen was undrafted rookie who played in all but two games over his five years with the team and was a starter the last two seasons. Cutting Allen, who was in the last year of his contract, saves the team roughly $2.5 million in cap space.
Three other players were waived Thursday afternoon as well, defensive end Will Pericak, wide receiver Jabin Sambrano and defensive end D’Aundre Reed.
Pericak was an undrafted rookie from the 2013 class who has bounced around between the Jaguars, Ravens, and Chargers. Sambrano was orginally an undrafted rookie with the Colts back in 2012 who was signed to the practice squad by the team back in December and then later on signed to a futures contract. Reed, like Pericak, has bounced around from a few teams after being a seventh-round draft pick in 2011 by the Vikings. The team signed him to the practice squad back in December.
Jaguars beat writer Ryan O’halloran of the Florida Times-Union hints that the team may have more players in mind they’d like to rid themselves of or possibly have their sights on some free agents still on the market.
Four cuts put #Jaguars at 74 players under contract, expect more moves before draft.
— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) April 17, 2014
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