Jaguars Release WR Zay Jones and Kicker Joey Slye

Zay Jones with the Bills in September 2017
Zay Jones with the Bills in September 2017. Photo by William Howard/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9065578w)

After drafting nine players in the 2024 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars made a series of moves to free up roster spots for incoming rookies by parting way with a couple of veterans.

The Jags announced on Tuesday that they are parting ways with veteran wide receiver Zay Jones and kicker Joey Slye. Jones will the franchise after two years in Jacksonville, while Slye is out the door before playing a single snap for the team.

Jones joined the Jags ahead of the 2022 season on a three-year, $24 million contract. After a solid first season, in which he had 85 catches for 823 yards and five touchdowns, Jones struggled in 2023 and had only 274 receiving yards and two TDs to show for.

Slye, on the other hand, spent the last season with the Washington Commanders, converting 19 out of 24 field goal attempts and 91.4% of extra point attempts. He signed a one-year, $1.29 million contract with the Jags in March.

The Jaguars were comfortable with letting Jones and Slye leave as they already drafted their replacements. They selected LSU standout wideout Brian Thomas Jr. with the 23rd overall pick in the 2024 draft while also taking Arkansas kicker Cam Little with the sixth-round selection.

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