Jaguars release Drew Coleman

Updated: May 3, 2012, 2:37 PM ET
Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have released cornerback Drew Coleman after one season, parting ways with a player they believed was one-dimensional.

Coleman played in all 16 games last season and saw action in nearly 50 percent of the defensive snaps as a nickel cornerback.

But with Rashean Mathis and Will Middleton returning from injuries and Aaron Ross signing as a free agent, the team no longer saw a role for Coleman.

He played sparingly on special teams, and the Jaguars didn't believe he could line up anywhere except the slot.

Coleman also was due to make a little more than $1.5 million in 2012.

Coleman spent the previous five seasons with the New York Jets. He signed a three-year deal worth up to $7.4 million with the Jaguars in July 2011.


Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press