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Jaguars cut Dan Skuta

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have decided to release veteran linebacker Dan Skuta, according to multiple reports. The move shouldn't come as much of a surprise to Jaguars fans as Skuta's role is likely being phased out of the defense with the departure of Gus Bradley, if the role ever even existed in the first place.

Skuta was originally signed by the Jaguars in the 2015 NFL offseason to a five-year, $20.5 million deal to play the LEO position and the newly fabricated OTTO position. Skuta didn't seem to play much of the LEO position during his tenure in Jacksonville and I'm still not sure the OTTO position ever actually was something that existed.

Skuta started just 10 games for the Jaguars and never really made any memorable plays, good or bad, and was just kind of there. Towards the end of the 2016 season he began losing snaps to rookie linebacker Myles Jack. With the OTTO position appearing to being officially wiped out, it's likely that Paul Posluszny will slide to the strongside linebacker role with Myles Jack going to middle linebacker, though nothing is official yet.