JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have released two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle John Henderson, opening up a starting spot for first-round draft pick Tyson Alualu.
The team also released linebacker Brian Iwuh, defensive tackle Montavious Stanley and linebacker Tank Daniels, and withdrew its qualifying offer to linebacker Clint Ingram.
The Jaguars tried to trade Henderson during the draft, got no takers and decided to part with the eight-year veteran whose production dipped in recent years.
A first-round pick in 2002 out of Tennessee, the 6-foot-7, 335-pound Henderson averaged 84 tackles and 4½ sacks during his first four seasons. He averaged 56½ tackles and 2½ sacks the last four years.