Former Jaguars Report: Depth players find homes elsewhere, free agency recap

The Jaguars have made a dozen moves since the start of free agency.

From landing left tackle Branden Albert in a trade to signing linebacker Josh McNary last week, the Jaguars have stayed busy. 

While the Jaguars have re-signed a handful of their own players, rival NFL teams have been able to snag some of Jacksonville's other internal free agents.

The buzz surrounding the Jaguars' additions has allowed for some of the team's losses to slip under the radar. The departures aren't big names, but some served as solid depth in prior years.

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Notable Free Agents Left on the Market

- DT Tyson Alualu (UPDATE: Former Jaguars defensive tackle Tyson Alualu signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday)

- RB Denard Robinson

- DT Sen'Derrick Marks (released)

- DE Jared Odrick (released)

- DT Roy Miller (released)

Free Agents Signing Elsewhere

- The Detroit Lions signed defensive tackle Jordan Hill on Monday. The former third round pick of the Seattle Seahawks appeared in four games for the Jaguars last season. He was claimed off waivers by Jacksonville on Nov. 21.

- The Buffalo Bills signed running back Joe Banyard on Friday. Banyard spent the last two seasons on-and-off the Jaguars' roster. Banyard had a standout preseason last year, but was cut shortly after making the initial 53-man roster. He spent the rest of the season outside of the NFL until the Jaguars signed him before Week 17. Banyard carried the ball twice for seven yards in the team's season finale. He appeared in six games over the last two seasons for Jacksonville.

- Former Jaguars starting cornerback Davon House officially signed with the Green Bay Packers last week. Multiple reports state it's a one-year deal. House started his career in Green Bay, before spending two seasons in Jacksonville. House appeared in all 32 games (19 starts) over the last two seasons for Jacksonville. He set a Jaguars franchise record with 23 pass breakups in 2015.

- In the first week of free agency, safety Johnathan Cyprien signed with the Tennessee Titans, offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum signed with the New York Jets, guard Luke Joeckel signed with the Seattle Seahawks and cornerback Prince Amukamara signed with the Chicago Bears.

Cyprien was a four-year starter for the Jaguars. He was a second round pick in 2013 and was the only Jaguars pick from that class to start at least 10 games in each of his first four seasons. Cyprien is coming off a career year at strong safety.

Beachum served as the Jaguars' starting left tackle last season. He started all 15 games that he appeared in. He was signed to a one-year deal with a multi-year contract option built into the pact. The Jaguars declined to pick up his option and he became a free agent.

Joeckel was the first pick of the Dave Caldwell era. He started at right tackle, left tackle and left guard during his four-year tenure. Despite being the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Joeckel never seemed to find his footing in the Jaguars' starting lineup. He suffered a serious knee injury last season and only appeared in four games. He appeared and started in 39 games for the Jaguars during his tenure.

Amukamara started 12 games (appearing in 14) last season for the Jaguars. He produced 49 tackles and six pass breakups during his time in Jacksonville. He signed a one-year deal with the Bears.

Former Jaguars in the News

- Former Jaguars linebacker Dekoda Watson signed a three-year, $6 million deal with the San Francisco 49ers, according to ProFootballTalk. Watson played in 16 games for the Denver Broncos last season. He played nine games for the Jaguars before being cut in the middle of the 2014 season.

- Former Jaguars safety Marqueston Huff signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday. Huff was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars following final cuts last season. He served a one-game suspension and was waived without appearing in a game. The Baltimore Ravens eventually signed him off the Jaguars' practice squad.

- The Packers  re-signed former Jaguars linebacker Jordan Tripp, who played for Green Bay last season. Tripp spent the 2015 season with the Jaguars as a backup linebacker.

Follow Mike Kaye on Twitter at @Mike_E_Kaye.

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