Jaguars Dump Veteran RB Fred Taylor

The Jaguars makeover of their roster continued on Monday, as the team released running back Fred Taylor. He was set to make about $6 million next season, and there have been plenty of talk about dumping the 11-year veteran.

Taylor was probably going to be the 2nd option for the Jags in 2009 behind Maurice Jones-Drew.

The Jaguars might try to re-sign the 33-year-old back. But Taylor has made it clear he still believes he can be a starter in the NFL. Taylor is 16th on the NFL’s all-time rushing list with 11,271 yards, 81 behind John Riggins. He had 556 yards on the ground last season, splitting time with Jones-Drew, and averaged a career-low 3.9 yards a carry behind an injury-riddled offensive line.

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