Jaguars release OG Zane Beadles, DE Chris Clemons

Thursday March 3rd, 2016

The Jacksonville Jaguars have released offensive guard Zane Beadles on Thursday and defensive end Chris Clemons, the team announced.

Beadles, 29, started all 32 games for the Jaguars over the past two seasons. He spent four seasons with the Denver Broncos before signing a five-year, $30 million deal with Jacksonville before the 2014 season.

A second round pick by the Broncos in the 2010 NFL draft out of Utah, Beadles was a Pro Bowl selection in 2012 and an AFC champion in 2013.

Beadles was going to cost the Jaguars $5.5 million in salary cap space in 2016. He was set to receive a $500,000 roster bonus on March 13.

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Clemons, 34, started 24 games after joining the Jaguars as a free agent in 2014. After starting all 16 games in 2014, he made just eight starts this season, recording 14 tackles and three sacks.

The move will save Jacksonville $4 million in cap space.

The Jaguars finished 5–11 in 2015.

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