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Jaguars release veteran defensive end Jeremy Mincey after 8 seasons

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS OF DEC. 14-15 - FILE - In an Aug. 24, 2013, file photo Philadelphia Eagles guard Evan Mathis (69) and tackle Jason Peters (71) block against Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jeremy Mincey (94)  during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Jacksonville, Fla.  Jason Peters, Evan Mathis, Jason Kelce, Todd Herremans and Lane Johnson don't get much recognition, but coaches and teammates credit the big guys upfront for helping the offense lead the NFL in rushing. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS OF DEC. 14-15 - FILE - In an Aug. 24, 2013, file photo Philadelphia Eagles guard Evan Mathis (69) and tackle Jason Peters (71) block against Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jeremy Mincey (94) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Jacksonville, Fla. Jason Peters, Evan Mathis, Jason Kelce, Todd Herremans and Lane Johnson don't get much recognition, but coaches and teammates credit the big guys upfront for helping the offense lead the NFL in rushing. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)  (The Associated Press)

The Jacksonville Jaguars have released veteran defensive end Jeremy Mincey, who was inactive for two games last month after showing up late to a team meeting.

Coach Gus Bradley said Mincey needed to get his priorities straight and gave him another chance. Mincey returned to the rotation last week against Houston and played 36 snaps. It's unclear what happened to prompt his release Friday.

Mincey signed a four-year, $20 million contract in 2012, with $9 million guaranteed. He earned nearly $11 million in the first two years of the deal. His base salary would have doubled to $4 million in 2014, so it was unlikely Mincey would have stuck around anyway.

He joined the Jaguars in 2006, playing in 64 games with 41 starts.

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