Fred Taylor Released by Jacksonville Jaguars

David NelsonCorrespondent IIIFebruary 16, 2009

The Jaguars released veteran running back and long-time Jaguar Fred Taylor on Monday. 

This move may be surprising to most, but by parting ways with the aging Taylor, Jacksonville is looking to rebuild from their disappointing season last year. 

Taylor was due to make $6 million next season, and this frees up some more cap space for the Jaguars. 

Sending Taylor packing shows that the Jaguars are ready to make Maurice Jones-Drew their full-time running back.  This may change their drafting strategy, as now they may look at some running backs in the third or fourth rounds. 

The current running backs left on the Jaguars' depth chart are Jones-Drew, Chauncey Washington, and Alvin Pearman. 

The Jaguars are sticking to the fact that they want change in Jacksonville, and nothing sends a bigger message than getting rid of the possibly the most fascinating player to have played for the team.