Jags clear space for 2014 draftees

Jaguars release 6, including guard Will Rackley

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars have potentially brought in 26 new players following the 2014 NFL draft.  Now, they have to make room for them. 

The team announced on Monday that it has released six players, including starting guard Will Rackley.

Rackley, a third-round draft pick from Lehigh in 2011, started 25 games over three seasons. He missed all of 2012 with an ankle injury.

Jacksonville also released running back Delone Carter, running back Shaun Chapas, receiver Jeremy Ebert, defensive tackle Drake Nevis and receiver Stephen Williams.

The Jaguars added nine players in the NFL draft and agreed to terms with 17 undrafted rookies, so the team needed to cut six players to get to the league-mandated, 90-man roster limit.

The undrafted rookies include Miami quarterback Stephen Morris, Miami receiver Allen Hurns, California defensive tackle DeAndre Coleman, LSU safety Craig Loston and Oregon State cornerback Rashaad Reynolds.

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