The Jacksonville Jaguars today released 21 players and placed guard Dan Connolly on injured reserve. Connolly had surgery for a finger injury suffered in training camp. Included in today's cuts were seven veterans: G Derrick Fletcher, OT Wayne Hunter, WR Randy Hymes, DT Anthony Maddox, DB David Richardson, C Brett Romberg and TE Todd Yoder.
Also waived were 14 first-year players: RB Rich Alexis, DL Walter Curry, DE Jim Davis, LS Andrew Economos, TE Greg Estandia, FS Jamaal Fudge, CB Trestin George, OT Ryan Gibbons, LB Brian Iwuh, CB Edorian McCullough, WR Charles Sharon, G Shannon Snell, WR Fred Stamps and DE James Wyche.
The Jaguars' roster now stands at 53 players, and the team will be able to sign eight players to their practice squad after 12:00 noon Sunday. Of the 53 players, 31 were drafted by Jacksonville including 23 from 2003 through 2006. Three undrafted rookies – OT Richard Collier, DT Tony McDaniel and RB Montell Owens – made the active roster.