Jacksonville Jaguars Release Defensive Tackle

The Jacksonville Jaguars officially announced yesterday they were releasing defensive tackle Malcom Brown.

Initially drafted with the 32nd pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, Brown won two Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, starting 51 of a possible 64 games. Despite his consistency and availability, the Patriots declined to pick up his 5th-year option, and he signed on with the New Orleans Saints before eventually finding his way to the Jaguars last year.

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Brown has been a starter everywhere he's played, even logging a career-high 677 snaps last year in Jacksonville. However, as a primarily run-stuffing defensive tackle, he seems to consistently fall out of favor wherever he goes. The Saints traded him two years into a three-year contract, and the Jags are cutting him despite extending his deal last season. According to overthecap.com, they stand to save $3,000,000 in cap space with the move. It's possible Jacksonville is releasing him now as a courtesy, potentially improving his chances to latch on with another team before the start of the season.

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