Who Starts At Defensive End For The Jaguars?

May 6, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Andre Branch (90) works out during rookie mini camp at Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE

The Jacksonville Jaguars released veteran defensive end Aaron Kampman on Thursday afternoon. While many believed, including myself, that Kampman would at least make it to training camp and then go in final cuts, the team decided to release him early. Kampman's release this early typically will mean one of two things. First, it means the Jaguars think he's completely done and won't get back anywhere close to an effective level of play, or it just means the younger guys on the roster are simply better at this point. Guys like Austen Lane and second-round pick Andre Branch.

"With the re-signing of Jeremy Mincey and drafting of Andre Branch, along with Austen Lane and John Chick coming off IR and George Selvie's development, we've decided to allow Aaron to pursue other opportunities," Jaguars general manager Gene Smith told the Florida Times-Union. "Aaron made an impact in his first eight games as a Jaguar and brought strong veteran leadership to our team. He confronted adversity with great determination. We certainly wish him and his family all the best in the future."

So the question now becomes, who starts at the other defensive end spot opposite Mincey?

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