The Jacksonville Jaguars today released fifth-year cornerback Lewis Sanders to meet the NFL's 65-man roster limit. The Jaguars also have four NFL Europe exemptions. The team also placed rookie linebacker Jorge Cordova on injured reserve with a knee injury.
Sanders, 26, signed with the Jaguars on March 9 as an unrestricted free agent from Cleveland. The 6-1, 210-pound defensive back played in all three preseason games totaling nine tackles (six solo) and had a forced fumble. He also had one special teams tackle. He played in nine games for the Browns in 2003 before being placed on injured reserve.
Cordova, 22, was selected in the third round of the 2004 NFL draft with the 86th overall pick. The 6-1, 241-pound linebacker was a four-year starter at Nevada-Reno and finished his collegiate career with 311 tackles, 29.5 sacks and eight forced fumbles.
The Jaguars' roster now stands at 68 players, and the team has until 4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 5 to get down to the 53-man roster limit.