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Jacksonville Jaguars release Ace Sanders

Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said that return man Ace Sanders was having a "very good" offseason in late May. On Friday, the team released the third-year player.

Sanders was drafted in the fourth round in 2013, and was expected to be a gadget player for the Jaguars. At 5 feet 7 and 176 pounds, he never caught on as a difference-making returner. Still, the news comes as a surprise; the Florida Times-Union projected Sanders to make the team as a punt returner.

Sanders was suspended four games to open the 2014 season for violating the league's substance abuse policy, and had a hard time finding snaps in Jacksonville's young receiver group. Allen Robinson, Marqise Lee, Allen Hurns and rookie Rashad Greene should be the top four receivers on the team this season.

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