Aug 11, 2011; Foxborough, MA, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Clint Session (55) prior to a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-US PRESSWIRE
The Jacksonville Jaguars have a nice set of linebackers and you could even say they're four deep at the position considering the play of Russell Allen. Allen was asked to step into the starting lineup for a while linebacker Clint Session missed much of the season with concussion issues. Session also has not participated in any of the Jaguars OTAs or the mandatory mini-camp.
At minicamp and on the radio sitting in at 1010XL on Tuesday afternoon, Mark Long of the AP speculated that someone like Clint Session could be a cut casualty when the regular season rolls around, especially if Russell Allen continues to perform like he has. Part of it is the fact that Session has yet to practice, which could or could not be due to still having concussion issues, and when Session was healthy he was hardly on the field. In nickel situations, Session is the linebacker that goes to the sideline. Not only that, but a linebacker who's struggled with injuries throughout his career.
In the 2011 offseason, Session signed a five-year, $30 million contract with $11.5 million guaranteed. That's quite a bit of money for a linebacker who when healthy, isn't on the field very much. Through the first three games Session played in 2011, he averaged less than 37% of the Jaguars defensive snaps.
The Jaguars recently gave Russell Allen a three-year contract extension, too.