JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jaguars made an internal move ahead of free agency.
The team released the former starting cornerback Davon House on Monday, according to multiple league sources.
House signed a four-year, $24.5 million deal during the 2015 offseason. Like most of the contracts dished out by Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell, House's deal was essentially a two-year pact with team options in each of the next two offseasons.
Releasing House saves $6 million in salary cap space. The team was expected to have one of the top salary cap situations in the league, regardless of House's dismissal.
House appeared in all 32 games over the last two seasons for the Jaguars. However, he was benched following the team's Week 4 win over the Indianapolis Colts last season. He played in spot duty and was used on special teams for the remainder of the year.
House contributed a franchise record 23 pass breakups and led the team with four interceptions in 2015.
He is likely to be among the better cornerbacks on the free agent market and will now get a jump start on finding a new team.
UPDATE: The team has officially announced the move. House went to instagram to thank the city of Jacksonville for his time with the Jaguars.
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