The Jaguars have released veteran linebacker Myles Jack‚ saving $8.35 million. The move comes days after the team agreed to terms with six free agents‚ including Foye Oluokun‚ who led the NFL in tackles last season. In three of his four seasons‚ Myles had at least 107 tackles. He was drafted by the Jaguars with the No. 36 overall pick in 2016. The Jaguars are trying to save cap space‚ so they're releasing the second-round pick from the 2016 NFL Draft. This free-agent move frees up $8.35 million‚ leaving the Jaguars with $4.8 million in dead money. The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to sign Foyesade Oluokun and Christian Kirk in free agency‚ but it is not yet clear whether they'll spend that much to add a linebacker in free agency. Despite being a second-round pick in 2016‚ Myles Jack has yet to make a single pro bowl appearance.
He had five13 career tackles‚ including eight sacks‚ three interceptions and four fumble recoveries. The Jaguars have been desperate to add a linebacker in free agency‚ and they have decided to take the gamble. In the end‚ they got their man.
After Monday’s spending spree, the Jaguars are releasing LB Myles Jack, per source.
Jack led the Jaguars in tackles last season with 108. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2022
Jaguars are releasing LB Myles Jack. He will count $4.8M in dead money to save $8.35M against the cap.
It's also the third straight year the Jags have dumped their reigning Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee: traded Campbell in 2020, cut Lambo in 2021 and now Jack — Mark Long (@APMarkLong) March 15, 2022
Myles Jack was a top 10 LB in 2020.
He was bottom 10 in 2021.
He's somewhere in the middle. — John Kosko (@JohnKosko3) March 15, 2022