David Caldwell and Gus Bradley continue to work their craft in Jacksonville and make their mark, leaving their prints all over the Jaguar franchise and the roster itself.
This afternoon, just before 4 p.m. eastern standard time, in a press release, the team announced that it had released linebacker Russell Allen and waived defensive end D'Aundre Reed, wide receiver Jabin Sambrano and defensive end Will Pericak.
Allen, 27, was the last remaining selection from the 2009 draft class, Gene Smith’s rookie year as the general manager of the team. Allen was undrafted rookie who started 44 games and played in 78 over his five years with the team and was a starter the last two seasons. Cutting Allen, who was in the last year of his contract, saves the team roughly $2.5 million in cap space.
Pericak was an undrafted rookie from the 2013 class who has bounced around between the Jaguars, Ravens, and Chargers. Sambrano was orginally an undrafted rookie with the Colts back in 2012 who was signed to the practice squad by the team back in December and then later on signed to a futures contract. Reed, like Pericak, has bounced around from a few teams after being a seventh-round draft pick in 2011 by the Vikings. The team signed him to the practice squad back in December.
After these moves, the roster count currently stands at 74. Teams are allowed to bring 90 into training camp and while the team currently holds 11 draft picks, five of them in the top 114, I still expect some moves to be made before the draft, which kicks-off three weeks from today.