By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Jacksonville Jaguars have informed defensive end Malik Jackson and running back Carlos Hyde will be released. The release of Jackson and Hyde will save the team nearly $16 million in cap space.
By releasing Jackson, the Jaguars received $11 million. Jacksonville received $4.7 million in cap space by releasing Hyde.Embed from Getty Images
The 29-year-old Northridge, California native spent the last three seasons with the Jaguars. This past season, he appeared in 16 games with 10 starts.
He had 32 tackles, including seven tackles for a loss, and 12 quarterback hits. He also had 3.5 sacks and one pass deflection.
The 3.5 sacks were the second fewest in his career. He also had 3.0 sacks in 2014 with the Denver Broncos.
He was released three-years into a six-year, $90 million deal. Jackson was a fifth-round draft pick by the Broncos in the 2012 NFL Draft.
One-year ago, during the 2017 season, Jackson had a career-best 8.0 sacks. He has made one Pro Bowl in his career, which came after the 2017 season.
The 28-year-old Naples, Florida native will be playing for his fourth NFL team in his career. He was traded to the Jaguars on Oct. 20, 2018 by the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2019.
Hyde had signed a three-year, $15 million deal with the Browns on March 15th, 2018. After the trade, he appeared in eight games with two starts for the Jaguars.
He had 58 carries for 189 yards. He also had four receptions for four yards.
Before the trade, he appeared in six games with five starts with the Browns. He had 114 carries for 382 yards and five touchdowns. He also had six receptions for 29 yards.
Hyde spent the first four years of his career with the San Francisco 49ers.
The 28-year-old Waynesville, Missouri native spent the last three seasons with the Jaguars. He started all 16 games with the team in 2018.
The free safety had 54 tackles, including one tackle for a loss, and one quarterback hit. He also had one interception, and seven pass deflections.
Besides playing for the Jaguars, he also played for the Browns.
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