Per Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, the Jacksonville Jaguars have parted ways with CB Aaron Ross after one season.
Ross,30, signed a three-year, $9.75 million contract before last year. He started nine of 14 games, making 65 tackles but no interceptions…..Although the move was likely based on performance and not money, Ross’ release does create salary cap space. He was due a $4.04 cap number this year, but now will have only $666,667 of “dead money” on the cap, creating more than $3 million of additional room. That puts the Jaguars nearly $30 million under the cap…..Ross came to the Jaguars after five years (two Super Bowl titles) and 10 interceptions with the New York Giants.
John Fennelly, Executive Editor
Does this open the door for a return to the Giants? Maybe, if he’s willing to work cheap – very cheap. But the Giants might not want to go backwards. If a team that has $30 million in cap space doesn’t want Ross, why would the Giants? Plus, Ross was injured far too often for the Giants’ liking during his time here. At 30, I can’t imagine his health won’t become an issue going forward….