Official: Jaguars waive WR Lee

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Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee (11) enters the field before kick-off against the New Orleans Saints in an NFL game, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 in Jacksonville, Fla. (Rick Wilson via AP Images)

JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars have released one of their most tenured players.

In doing so, they parted ways with a former second-round selection who battled serious injuries late during his time with the team.

Wide receiver Marqise Lee, a second-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, on Monday afternoon was waived by the Jaguars. The team announced the news three days before the start of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Lee was the second-most tenured player on the Jaguars behind defensive tackle Abry Jones, who signed with the Jaguars as collegiate free agent following the 2013 NFL Draft.

Lee, who played 59 games with 30 starts with the Jaguars, missed the entire 2018 season while rehabilitating a serious knee injury sustained in the preseason that year. He caught 174 passes for 2,184 yards and eight touchdowns in five seasons.

Lee played six games this past season, starting one, while catching three passes for 18 yards. He missed the last 10 games after being placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.

Lee's release gives the Jaguars nine wide receivers on the active roster: DJ Chark Jr., Dede Westbrook, Chris Conley, C.J. Board, Keelan Cole, Terry Godwin, Charone Peake, Michael Walker and Jayson Stanley.

The Jaguars on Monday also waived running back Taj McGowan with a "failed physical" designation.

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