March 12, 2015

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have released veteran defensive end Red Bryant, who was due a $500,000 roster bonus Sunday.

Bryant was scheduled to count $4.5 million against the salary cap in 2015.

A fourth-round draft pick by Seattle in 2008, Bryant joined Jacksonville last year. The 6-foot-4, 323-pound run-stopper signed a four-year deal worth $17 million, started all 16 games and finished with 22 tackles and a sack.

He became expendable after the Jaguars signed free agent defensive end Jared Odrick to a five-year, $42.5 million deal that includes $22 million guaranteed. They also re-signed 2010 first-round draft pick Tyson Alualu to be Odrick's backup.

The 30-year-old Bryant has 143 tackles, 4 1/2 sacks and two interceptions in seven seasons.

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