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Jacksonville Jaguars release OG Chris Naeole

In what could be a surprise move, the Jacksonville Jaguars released Guard Chris Naeole.  I say it "could be" a surprise move, but astute readers might remember what I wrote from the combine:

I'm told that the team is very worried about the health of Chris Naeole.  So much in fact that a guy like Reyes ges retained.  It also explains the amount of time the Jaguars have spent with offensive linemen at the Senior Bowl/Combine.

Since Chris was released, I can expand upon this a little further.  I spoke with a trusted team source at the combine about the state of a some of the injured Jaguars.  Surprisingly, I was told that the team was far more worried about the recovery of Chris Naeole than Marcus Stroud or Reggie Hayward.  This move makes complete sense when you consider that the draft is fairly well stocked with offensive linemen, and that the Jaguars have taken a close look some at the combine.

They've even gone to Toledo to look at Offensive Guard/Tackle John Greco.  Let's not forget that they re-signed Tutan Reyes a few weeks ago.  They brought in Kwame Harris for a look (but did not sign).

There is a solution out there, we could re-sign Mo Williams, who can play guard, or have a whole lot of faith in Uche Nwaneri, who's pretty young.

This just goes to further show how the Jaguars will have to focus on the big guys on both sides of the line in the draft.  If there was ever a year that a team needed to focus on the big guys, this is certainly the draft to do it.

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Former Jaguars Safety Sammy Knight is now a New York Giant.  Good luck to Sammy, as much as I'd hoped the Jaguars would re-sign him, he's gone to greener pastures.