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Jaguars release veteran G Nwaneri

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The Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday released veteran guard Uche Nwaneri, who played every snap last season, and saved $3.7 million in salary cap space.

Nwaneri, who was due to make about $5.9 million in 2014, started 92 games over the past seven seasons, including 63 of the team's last 64 games.

Nwaneri played in 104 games for the Jaguars after being drafted in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. Of his 92 starts, 16 were at left guard and 76 at right guard. He played in all 16 games in five of seven seasons and started all 16 games in three different seasons including 2013.

Teams are permitted to enter into contract negotiations from March 8-11 with agents of players who will be unrestricted free agents at the end of the current league year.

The 2014 league year and free agency period begins at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 11.
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