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Jaguars cut Zane Beadles and Chris Clemons

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(Jaguars.com)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jaguars released offensive guard Zane Beadles and defensive end Chris Clemons today.

Clemons was scheduled to make $4,000,000 this season.

Clemons registered 11 sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 24 games for the Jaguars over two seasons.

Beadles, who joined the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent on March 11,2014, started all 32 games over the past two seasons.

"This is a very challenging time of year in the NFL, and making moves like these are necessary, but very difficult," said Jaguars General Manager Dave Caldwell.  "While we understand that this is a business, it doesn't make these decisions any easier.  Zane and Chris have helped play a role in what we are building here in Jacksonville and we are extremely grateful for their work on and off the field over the past two seasons.  We wish them the best of luck in the future."

The Jaguars will gain $5.5 million in cap space with the release of Beadles.

Beadles had three years remaining on his contract and was due a $500,000 roster bonus on March 13.

Teams can start talking to free agents on March 7 and start signing them on March 9 at 4 p.m.

The Jaguars now have  over $85,000,000 in cap space.