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Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Jacksonville UFAs to be

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

The Jacksonville Jaguars' unrestricted-free-agents-to-be, in rough order of importance as it relates to their potential to return or the hole they would leave.

 
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  Linebacker Mike Peterson isn't expected to return to Jacksonville next season.
  1. Strong safety Gerald Sensabaugh: A solid starter they expect will get an offer somewhere else that they won't compete with.
  2. Center Brad Meester: Seems unlikely to get a significant offer elsewhere and they could have him back as they rebuild the line.
  3. Linebacker Mike Peterson: His benching was the big distraction of the team's season, and it's been clear for a long time that they won't try to re-sign him.
  4. Left tackle Khalif Barnes: Simply has not panned out on the level this team needed.
  5. Receiver Reggie Williams: Another player who didn't live up to his draft status and isn't expected back.
  6. Cornerback Scott Starks: Special-teamer can be a contributor and provide depth; a knee injury landed him on IR early.
  7. Guard Chris Naeole: Wasn't back last year until injuries necessitated his return.
  8. Free safety Pierson Prioleau: Veteran was linked to Gregg Williams, who's out as defensive coordinator.
  9. Long-snapper Joe Zelenka: Has been in the role since 2001.