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Jaguars release S Winston Guy, Jr.


JACKSONVILLE – The moves for accountability continue.

A day after the secondary struggled in the team's fourth consecutive loss to start the 2014 season, the Jaguars on Monday released former starting safety Winston Guy, Jr.

Guy, a starter at free safety in the first three games of the season, had been replaced in the starting lineup by Josh Evans before Sunday's Week 4 loss at San Diego. Guy played as a reserve in that game, and allowed a long touchdown pass to San Diego Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal.

The Jaguars re-signed rookie safety Craig Loston from the practice squad to take Guy's place on the roster.

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers completed 29 of 39 passes for 377 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions on Sunday.

One of the touchdowns was a well-thrown, well-timed pass in the end zone to wide receiver Malcom Floyd for a 24-yard third-quarter touchdown, but two others went to Royal, who was running wide open on the plays.

On the first, Royal got behind the Jaguars' defense and linebacker Geno Hayes trailed him into the end zone for a 47-yard touchdown.

Two San Diego possessions later, Rivers got good protection and had time to throw deep to Royal, who got behind Guy for a 43-yard touchdown pass that gave the Chargers a 17-14 halftime lead they never relinquished.

It was Guy's only play on defense against San Diego.

The Jaguars in recent weeks had made several other roster moves in the wake of early-season struggles. The team two weeks ago released veteran right tackle Cameron Bradfield two days after the team allowed 10 sacks in a 41-10 loss to the Washington Redskins. Bradfield had been credited with allowing two sacks in the game.

The moves the last two weeks have focused on defense, where the Jaguars rank last in the NFL in points, yards and yards passing allowed.

The Jaguars last week waived/injured safety Chris Prosinski, signing safety Sherrod Martin. They also moved Evans into the starting lineup over Guy and J.T. Thomas into the starting lineup at Otto linebacker over LaRoy Reynolds.

The Jaguars also on Monday signed wide receiver Tommy Streeter to the practice squad. Streeter, who played for Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch at the University of Miami, was originally a sixth-round selection by Baltimore in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Streeter spent the 2012 season on injured reserve with Baltimore, then was waived the following August. He has been on the practice squads of Tampa Bay (2013) and Miami (this season).

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