RTC: Brad Meester calling it quits

December, 19, 2013
Jaguars center Brad Meester has given his two weeks notice.

The 14-year veteran on Wednesday announced that he will retire at the end of the season, ending a career that saw him play for every coach in franchise history and hold team records for most games played, most games started and most consecutive starts.

"It’s something I seriously thought about for a long time," Meester said. "It’s been a tough decision for me because this is something that I love doing. I’ve done this for a long time and I truly love doing this but the more and more I thought about it the more I know that it’s time and I’m looking forward to that next chapter in my life and being able to spend some time with my family."

Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars content from around the Web in our daily Reading the Coverage feature:

Defensive end Jeremy Mincey, whom the Jaguars cut last week, has signed with the Denver Broncos and is reunited with former Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio.

NFL.com breaks down the top three draft needs for every team. No surprise with their list for the Jaguars: QB is No. 1.

Speaking of the draft, ESPN's Todd McShay released his first mock draft on Wednesday. He has the Jaguars taking Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel at No. 4.

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