The Jacksonville Jaguars have released veteran defensive lineman Red Bryant, according to a report by Ryan O'Halloran. The move isn't much of a surprise after the team re-signed Tyson Alualu and locked up Jared Odrick in free agency, both of which are younger than Bryant.
Bryant was one of the first free agents the Jaguars signed last offseason when he was released by the Seattle Seahawks and helped immediately stabilize the defensive line and was a leader in the locker room. Bryant heavily rotated on game day with Alualu however, so with the Odrick signing the writing was on the wall.
Releasing Bryant will save the Jaguars just over $4 million on the salary cap, offsetting quite a bit of the cap hit from signing Odrick to a new deal. It was always unlikely the Jaguars would carry three players that played the five technique position and of the three, Bryant seemed to be the most limited in his role on the defensive line.