Dec 23, 2012; Jacksonville, FL, USA; New England Patriots Tom Brady (12) is pressured by Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Jeremy Mincey (94) during the first half of the game at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Jaguars waive DE Jeremy Mincey

The Jacksonville Jaguars have decided to part ways with Jeremy Mincey.  The 6’4″ 265lb defensive end had 9 tackles, 2 sacks, 3 tackles for loss and a pass deflection this season for the Jaguars.  This move could be attributed to a number of possibilities or that they all added up into making the decision.

He was signed by former general manager Gene Smith.  The new general manager David Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley did not bring him in and they may not love the fit.  After this year, Mincey’s cap number goes up substantially but there is no more guaranteed money, so this may have been planned for after the season.

Earlier in the year, Mincey had been punished for sleeping late and missing a meeting; a moment which he later thanked the team for and deemed a ‘wake up call’.  It is possible that the Jaguars were not convinced it was enough of one and that is the reason the move was made now as opposed to in three games from now.

In any case, the Jaguars have been able to win 4 of their last 5 games and look to add to that streak as they take on the Buffalo Bills this week at home.  A team that looked hopeless and helpless early for the first half of the year has rallied around each other and Bradley and the team felt Mincey was not worth keeping in that situation, apparently.  Mincey could find himself being added as depth for a team that could contend for the postseason, but it remains to be seen if he will be claimed off of waivers or if teams will wait until he clears and try to get him for a small contract.

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