Jaguars Veteran WR Northcutt Told to Look for a Trade

The Jaguars have not been shy about making over a roster that underachieved last season, and that looks like it is ready to continue, as reports from are coming out that the team is on the verge of trading or releasing WR Dennis Northcutt.

The site reports that the veteran wideout is telling teammates that he has been given permission to talk to other teams about a possible trade. Northcutt would follow a trend of wide outs that have been pushed off the club this offseason, including Jerry Porter, Reggie Williams, and Matt Jones.

Northcutt’s deal runs through 2011, and he will earn a base salary of $2.45 million this year, $2.95 million in 2010, and $3.95 million in the final year of the deal.

The Jaguars used three of their nine draft picks on wideouts: Mike Thomas in round four, Jarett Dillard in round five, and Tiquan Underwood in round seven.

They also signed veteran Torry Holt, and Troy Williamson could finally be figuring out how to grasp a flying football with one or both of his hands, instead of letting it bounce off his helmet.

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