JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars are leaving holes in their secondary. A few days after saying they will not bring back cornerback Rashean Mathis, the team released safety Dawan Landry.
Landry figures to be more of a cap casualty than a performance-based decision. The safety has been solid for the Jags, but signed a lucrative contract in 2011 that was a five year deal at the time.
The Jaguars also released cornerback Aaron Ross, a seven year veteran of the NFL.
Landry started all 32 games in his two seasons with the Jaguars after signing as an unrestricted free agent with the club in 2011. Ross played in 14 games with nine starts for the Jaguars in 2012, his only season with the club.
The Jaguars defense could have a makeover this season under new General Manager Dave Caldwell.
In addition to Landry and Mathis, the Jags could let free agents Derek Cox, Daryl Smith and Terrance Knighton walk.