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Slaughter released

The Jacksonville Jaguars today released linebacker T.J. Slaughter, a four-year veteran who has played in 42 games with 29 starts since being drafted in the third round in 2000.

Slaughter, 26, started three of six games played this season, making 24 tackles (13 solo), one sack, two forced fumbles and six tackles on special teams. For his career, Slaughter made 330 tackles (155 solo), two sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 28 tackles on special teams. He started games at both middle and weakside linebacker in his four years with the team.

He missed this year's season opener with an ankle injury and missed 12 games in 2001 and 2002 with various injuries. Slaughter was the 92nd choice overall and 15th linebacker selected in the 2000 draft out of Southern Mississippi.

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