Jaguars release cornerback Shaquill Griffin, free up $13 million in cap space

Indianapolis Colts' Alec Pierce (14) makes a touchdown reception against Jacksonville Jaguars' Shaquill Griffin (26) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, in Indianapolis.(AP Photo/Michael Conroy) (Michael Conroy, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jaguars are moving on from cornerback Shaquill Griffin.

The Jaguars cut Griffin on Wednesday morning, a move that was long expected and helps Jacksonville significantly from a salary cap perspective.

Griffin had the second-highest salary cap number on the team behind tackle Cam Robinson. His release will carry a $4 million dead cap charge, but the team will free up $13.1 million in salary cap room, according to

Griffin, 27, played in just five games in his second season with the Jaguars and had 52 tackles. Teams had a good amount of success throwing on Griffin, with quarterbacks completing 66% of their passes against him. Griffin missed the bulk of the year with a back injury. A good locker room presence, Griffin just couldn’t translate that into significant success on the field. He didn’t have an interception in his time in Jacksonville.

Griffin’s release wasn’t a surprise. The team invested heavily in Darious Williams last offseason and his move to the outside was a success. Cornerback is a position that Jacksonville has been forecast to target in the early rounds of next month’s NFL draft.

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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.