Jaguars release two veteran players after failed trade attempts
The Jacksonville Jaguars made multiple moves on Friday to free up salary cap space.
According to numerous reports, the Jags are releasing defensive tackle Malik Jackson and running back Carlos Hyde. They tried to trade both players first but were unsuccessful.
Tried to trade him, now free up cap space. More coming… https://t.co/m5A67gHD4w
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2019
After unsuccessfully trying to trade him, the Jaguars are releasing RB Carlos Hyde today, per source. One more RB into the free-agent pool.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2019
Jackson spent three seasons in Jacksonville and never missed a game. He recorded 18 sacks and four forced fumbles during that span, so the Jaguars will have to find a way to replace the 29-year-old’s production.
Hyde was always seen as a temporary solution for the Jags, as they acquired him in a trade with the Cleveland Browns last season while Leonard Fournette was battling injuries. He averaged just 3.3. yards per carry on 58 rushing attempts, and Fournette has smoothed things over with the Jaguars after a tumultuous end to 2018.