Jaguars Moving On

The Jaguars confirmed their commitment to youth and philosophy of replacement yesterday when they failed to tender veteran defensive tackle Grady Jackson, and offensive tackle/guard Stockar McDougle. Both Jackson and McDougle were unrestricted free agents, and June 2nd was the final day for their previous team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, to tender each player.

Grady Jackson played nine regular season games for the Jaguars in 2007, as they picked him up after the Atlanta Falcons released the 11-year veteran. Jackson's impact to the Jaguars couldn't be measured in statistics, as he did a solid job of plugging up the middle with his 6'2", 365 lb. frame. Jackson served as a fine rotational tackle for Jacksonville, although his stat line showed just nine tackles in the regular season.

Stockar McDougle played in 11 games as a Jaguar, all coming in 2006, mostly on special teams. McDougle spent all of the 2007 season on the Jaguars injured reserve list, as he ruptured an Achilles tendon in practice last August.

With newcomers Jimmy Kennedy and Theo Horrocks, as well as Rob Meier, Tony McDaniel, and Derek Landri, the Jaguars should be able to overcome the loss of Grady Jackson with relative ease, although the team may choose to re-sign the 35-year old veteran if they get hit with the injury bug. Stockar McDougle was never much of a factor for the team, and they have more than adequate depth on their offensive line.

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