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Jaguars release veteran Guy Whimper, and two others

2/27/13 in NFL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

The Jacksonville Jaguars released offensive tackle Guy Whimper, quarterback John Parker Wilson and defensive back Brandon King, the team announced on Wednesday. The cuts were part of the first offseason moves undertaken by the new Jacksonville Jaguars regime.
 
The 29-year-old Guy Whimper started 22 games for the Jacksonville Jaguars through the course of three seasons. But he primarily served as a reserve last season playing all 16 games while starting only six (with four at right tackle). Guy Whimper also caught a 1-yard touchdown pass as an eligible receiver in the October loss to Green Bay Packers last season.
 
Guy Whimper signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2010 after being waived by the New York Giants at the end of a four-year stint that took off after he was selected in the fourth round of the 2005 drafts by the Giants. The seven-year veteran Guy Whimper didn’t start a single game for the New York Giants.
 
John Parker Wilson was signed onto the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad on Sept. 1 after being cut by the Atlanta Falcons at the end of their 2012 training camp. The 27-year-old John Parker Wilson spent the entire 2012 season on the practice squad, although he was briefly promoted to the active roster for the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Oct. 27 game. However, John Parker Wilson did not play and rounded back on the practice squad.
 
Brandon King was a reserve at Indianapolis where he played total eight games (four each season) between 2010 and 2011. After being waived by the Indianapolis Colts at the end of training camp last year, Brandon King signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in November. The 26-yaer-old Brandon King spent his entire time in Jacksonville (the final seven weeks of 2012 season) on the Jaguar’s practice squad; never seeing the active roster.
 
All three released players were under contract by the Jacksonville Jaguars. John Parker Wilson and Brandon King were scheduled to make $630,000 and $555,000 respectively. Although Guy Whimper was scheduled to make $1.3 million this season, he counted 19th highest against the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 2013 salary cap, at $1.825 million.
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