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Sergio Brown released by Jaguars

The underperforming safety has been released after just one season with the Jaguars.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have released veteran free safety Sergio Brown today. He signed with the team last March to a three-year, $9 million contract with incentives that could have made it $11 million.

Brown came to the Jaguars battling for the starting free safety spot. If he claimed it, they got a bargain and a diamond in the rough. If he didn't, then they could move on after one year with minimal cap damage. He was never going to be the franchise free safety that new signing Tashaun Gipson has the potential to be, but rather a band-aid between then and now. We said last year we'd have to throw him in the aquarium to see if he sinks or swims over the course of the season and he did more sinking than swimming.

Brown played in 15 games last year, starting just four of them. He finished the season with 31 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and two passes defended.