Drew Coleman released by Jacksonville Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have released cornerback Drew Coleman after just one season, parting ways with a player they felt was one-dimensional.

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Coleman played in all 16 games last season and saw action in nearly 50 percent of the defensive snaps as a nickel cornerback. But with cornerbacks Rashean Mathis and Will Middleton returning from injuries and Aaron Ross signing as a free agent, the team no longer saw a role for Coleman. He played sparingly on special teams, and the Jaguars didn't think he could line up anywhere except the slot.

Coleman also was due to make a little more than $1.5 million in 2012.

Coleman spent the previous five seasons with the New York Jets. He signed a three-year deal worth up to $7.4 million with the Jaguars last July.

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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