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2014 NFL free agents: Jaguars release RG Uche Nwaneri

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

Without Uche Nwenari, the Jaguars don't have 3/5 of their starting offensive line. (USATSI)
Without Uche Nwenari, the Jaguars don't have 3/5 of their starting offensive line. (USATSI)

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As we pointed out in our offseason preview, the Jaguars weren't especially dynamic on offense in 2013. On Tuesday, they began to revamp part of that unit.

That's because, according to the Florida Times Union, the team has released starting right guard Uche Nwaneri in order to save $3.7 million in the salary cap.

Nwaneri had started 92 of 104 games for Jacksonville since the beginning of the 2008 season, and according to the Pro Football Focus metric, he was ranked as the 34th-best guard in the league (out of the 81 measured). But Nwaneri -- who was supposed to make $5.4 million in 2014 -- also was durable, playing every snap for the Jaguars last year.

And while the Jaguars -- who are now about $60 million under the salary cap -- likely will be in the market for a franchise quarterback with their No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft, they've also got plenty of work to do to fill the offensive line.

That seems like a little bit of a problem, right?

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