JACKSONVILLE – Wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. officially became a free agent Wednesday.
So did guards A.J. Cann and Andrew Norwell.
They weren't alone, with 13 other Jaguars players – including defensive tackle Taven Bryan and linebacker Damien Wilson – becoming unrestricted free agents when the 2022 NFL League Year officially began Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Cann and Norwell entered the past four seasons as starters at guard for the Jaguars, with Chark having made the Pro Bowl following the 2019 season. Bryan was the Jaguars' first-round selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.
All players who became unrestricted free agents Wednesday are now free to sign with another team. The list:
|Lerentee McCray||Linebacker/Defensive End|
|James O'Shaughnessy||Tight End|
|Taven Bryan||Defensive Tackle|
|DJ Chark Jr.||Wide Receiver|
|Andrew Norwell||Offensive Lineman|
|Will Richardson Jr.||Offensive Lineman|
|Adam Gotsis||Defensive End|
|Tavon Austin||Wide Receiver|
|Jacob Hollister||Tight End|
|Laquon Treadwell||Wide Receiver|
|Jihad Ward||Defensive Lineman|
|Jaydon Mickens||Wide Receiver|
Also, safety Andrew Wingard became a restricted free agent Wednesday afternoon. The team has extended a tender offer to Wingard assuring the team has the right of first refusal.
The players becoming unrestricted free agents started a combined 74 games for the Jaguars this past season, with Norwell and Wilson both starting 17 games. Cann and Chark both started the first four games of the season before sustaining season-ending injuries.