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Marler claims PK job


Seth Marler has won the placekicking job, for now. That fact was made clear this morning when the Jaguars announced 10 cuts that included kickers Danny Boyd and James Tuthill. Marler is the only survivor of the three-way competition.

The other eight players released include 2002 sixth-round draft choice Clenton Ballard, former San Francisco 49ers first-round pick Reggie McGrew, veteran linebacker Bobby Brooks, journeymen offensive linemen Dave Kadela, Barry Hall and Jay Humphrey, first-year wide receiver Kerry Hood, and undrafted rookie cornerback Chris L. Brown.

Ballard was a developmental project from Southwest Texas State; McGrew, a former Florida star, was a reclamation project. Their releases left the Jaguars with only four defensive tackles: Marcus Stroud, John Henderson, Rob Meier and Chris Combs.

The Jaguars must release two more players before tomorrow's four p.m. roster cuts deadline. All NFL teams must cut their rosters to 65 players (excluding NFL Europe exemptions). The Jaguars currently have 73 players on their roster, including six Europe exemptions.

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