Jaguars moving on from Shaq Griffin: report

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In a move that is anything but unexpected, the Jaguars are moving on from cornerback Shaq Griffin, according to a report from ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

According to the report, the Jaguars will try to trade the cornerback or release him. If the Jaguars release Griffin, they would save $13.1 million under the salary cap.

Griffin played just five games last season due to what was called a back injury. The 27-year-old signed as a free agent before the 2021 season, making 78 tackles and 11 pass breakups in 19 games.

Between the moves made by the Jaguars earlier in the week to free up cap space, the release of Griffin would get the Jaguars back under the cap before free agency.

According to, Griffin represented the second largest salary cap cost for the Jaguars for 2023 behind only Cam Robinson.

NFL free agency begins with the legal tampering period on March 13.

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