Jacksonville Jaguars Release DT Jeris Pendleton

By alexandereaglin
Jeris Pendleton Jacksonville Jaguars
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have made another roster move during their busy offseason. The Jaguars have decided to part ways with defensive tackle Jeris Pendleton. This move cannot be seen as a surprise after the Jags brought in Brandon Deaderick and Kyle Love recently to help along the defensive line.

Pendleton was selected by Jacksonville in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft. The Jaguars made the decision to cut him so they would have room on the roster to bring in wide receiver Jeremy Ebert. 

Pendleton did not receive a lot of action in the 2012 season as the defensive tackle only recorded one tackle for the Jaguars.

One interesting note about Pendleton is that he worked different jobs for six years before playing college football. He played at Ashland University before the Jaguars drafted him last year. With Pendleton being 29 years old, we can assume Jacksonville did not feel that his upside was great enough to keep him on the roster. Expect him to make the best of this situation, whether with another team or in a different league. While his age works against him, Pendleton could still be a decent addition for a team looking for some depth along their defensive line.

As for Ebert, expect him to be in the thick of the competition for a roster spot at wide receiver. The former New England Patriot and Philadelphia Eagle has a solid chance to make the roster if he impresses in training camp and could provide valuable depth for the Jaguars receiving corps.

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