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The Jacksonville Jaguars released defensive end Jeremy Mincey on Friday.

ESPN reported that the team let Mincey go after he was late to a team meeting. He also missed a meeting in November.

"Jeremy and I had a talk this morning and it just felt like it was time to move forward," Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said Friday. "It wasn't one particular thing that caused the reaction. I think it was just a combination of things. Jeremy's a good football player, good person, and I enjoyed my conversation with him today and I can't thank him enough for what he's done for this organization and his contribution, but we just felt like it was time to make this decision."

Mincey missed a team meeting Nov. 23, the day the team was traveling to Houston to play the Texans, when he overslept. Bradley suspended him two games as punishment. He was also fined.

Mincey returned Dec. 5 in a rematch against the Texans but was on thin ice. He did not play until the third series.

Since Mincey was back and rookie defensive tackle Abry Jones was active because he has been playing well, Brandon Deaderick was inactive for the first time this year. Deaderick had appeared in the first 12 games as a reserve and played at least 18 snaps in 11 of those games.

Mincey had 15 tackles and two sacks in eight games with the Jaguars this season. He also missed three games with a concussion.

The Jaguars gave Mincey a four-year, $20 million deal last year, with $9 million of that guaranteed.
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