The Jaguars have decided to let two players hit free agency. It might be a stretch to suggest that either of them were vital to the team's success in 2017 - certainly TE Mychal Rivera had little to do with it as he missed the entire season with injury. WR Arrelious Benn, who has a long history of injury, missed nearly half the season on IR.
If either player is to return to Jacksonville, Jaguars may have to compete for their services. It seems unlikely that the Jaguars would make a major push for either player on the open market as neither was due to make much if the team had elected to pick up their option.
Rivera, 27, has, at times during his career, shown the ability to be an effective receiving threat, but missed his lone season in Duval due to injury. By letting Rivera walk the Jaguars will have an additional $1.5 million in cap space.
Benn, 29, is well past his prime and is primarily a special teams ace. Injuries have taken a tole on his body over the years. Not picking up Benn's contract will save the Jaguars about $830,000 in cap space.
The Jaguars did pick up three player's options earlier in the day. Tyler Shatley, Marcedes Lewis, and Josh Wells will all return to Jacksonville in 2018.
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