Jaguars release CB Shaquill Griffin, free up $13.1 million in cap space
With free agency set to begin next week, the Jacksonville Jaguars made yet another move to free up some more cap space Wednesday. They did so by releasing veteran cornerback Shaquill Griffin, which freed up $13.1 million in cap space.
Griffin, 27, joined the Jags during the 2021 offseason as a free agent after previously spending the beginning of his career with the Seattle Seahawks. He signed a three-year deal with the team worth $40 million with $24.5 million of it being guaranteed.
Griffin played in 19 games throughout his last two seasons with the Jags and accumulated 79 tackles in the process. However, the veteran didn't help Jacksonville in the turnovers category, as he wasn't able to register a single interception since his signing.
Griffin especially had a rough 2022 season. He allowed 22 completions on 33 targets for 264 yards and three touchdowns throughout his five starts last season. The veteran also ended up on the injured reserve with a back injury after the Jags' October matchup against Indianapolis. Unfortunately, he was unable to make a return before the season could end, but the team was still able to make a run to the postseason.
Despite Griffin's struggles last season, there won't be a shortage of suitors for the veteran due to his age and experience. Teams like the Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, and Washington Commanders are just some of a few teams who need a cornerback, but time will tell if they reach out to the veteran when things get rolling for the league next week.
As for the Jags, they still have some work to do in terms of freeing up more cap space. According to Over the Cap, they currently have $7.3 million in available cap space, which is good for 18th in the league.