Offseason moves continue: LB Dan Skuta released

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JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars have parted ways with another defensive veteran.

Dan Skuta, a nine-year veteran linebacker who signed with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent in the 2015 offseason, has been released by the team. The Jaguars announced the move Tuesday afternoon.

Skuta, 30, appeared in 26 games over the past two seasons. He started 10 games, including eight in 2015 and two this past season.

Skuta has appeared in 112 career games in eight NFL seasons, including 33 starts. He registered 55 tackles in two seasons with the Jaguars, and had 1.5 sacks and two passes defensed.

Skuta played 30 games with the San Francisco 49ers in 2013-2014 and played 56 games with the Cincinnati Bengals from 2009-2012.

The Jaguars have reshaped much of the defense this offseason, releasing veteran defensive end Jared Odrick, tackle Sen'Derrick Marks and tackle Roy Miller. They also allowed defensive end Tyson Alualu (Steelers), cornerback Prince Amukamara (Bears) and safety Johnathan Cyprien (Titans) to sign elsewhere in free agency.

They traded defensive end Chris Smith to the Cincinnati Bengals for an undisclosed 2018 draft selection Tuesday morning.

The Jaguars signed cornerback A.J. Bouye (Texans), defensive end Calais Campbell (Cardinals), safety Barry Church (Cowboys), linebacker Lerentee McCray (Bills), linebacker Audie Cole (Vikings), defensive tackle Stefon Charles (Lions) and defensive end Malliciah Goodman (Falcons) as unrestricted defensive free agents this offseason. 

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