Jaguars continue to clean house, deal safety Harrison to Browns

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) is hit by Jacksonville Jaguars safety Ronnie Harrison (36) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis) (John Amis, Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The purge of the Jaguars continues.

Four days after cutting running back Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville shipped off safety Ronnie Harrison to the Cleveland Browns.

Harrison was a third-round pick in 2018. In return, the Jaguars will receive a fifth-round draft pick in 2021. Jacksonville has 11 draft picks next year, including a pair of first-, second- and fourth-round selections.

The trade continues a roster overhaul for the Jaguars.

Jacksonville traded or released numerous players in the offseason, including Pro Bowl defensive lineman Calais Campbell, tackle Marcell Dareus, cornerback A.J. Bouye and expensive free agent quarterback signee Nick Foles.

On Monday, they released Fournette, their No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 draft, getting nothing in return for him. Fournette agreed to a contract with the Buccaneers on Wednesday night.

Harrison was projected as the starting strong safety this season. Harrison started 14 games last season for Jacksonville and had 71 total tackles and a pair of interceptions.

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Justin Barney joined News4Jax in February 2019, but he’s been covering sports on the First Coast for more than 20 years.