The Jacksonville Jaguars released guard Chris Naeole today. The 11th-year veteran had spent the past six seasons in Jacksonville after signing as an unrestricted free agent on April 8, 2002. He spent his first five NFL seasons with the New Orleans Saints.
Naeole, 33, missed the final eight regular season games last season after suffering a torn quadriceps tendon at New Orleans and was placed on injured reserve on November 6, 2007. He had started all eight games before the injury at right guard and had started all 87 games played for the Jaguars. The former first round pick out of Colorado in 1997 has started 150 of his 154 career games.