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Jacksonville Jaguars release Red Bryant

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The Jacksonville Jaguars made Red Bryant one of their big-name free-agent additions last offseason. One year later, he is gone.

The big-bodied defensive end has been released after starting all 16 games in 2014, per the team's official website.

Bryant, 30, inked a four-year, $19 million deal with the team last March with $5.255 million in guarantees. Due a $500,000 roster bonus Sunday, Bryant's exodus opens up $4.5 million in cap space for a front office that continues to spend on the open market.

The Jaguars have poured money into their defensive front in recent days, landing former Dolphins lineman Jared Odrick and re-signing end Tyson Alualu. With Odrick expected to see snaps at Jacksonville's "big" end spot, Bryant appears to have lost out in a numbers game.

The former Seahawks lineman was strong against the run last season and can still help teams looking for bodies along the line.

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