Uche Nwaneri JAC 1 Day
ESPN's Adam Caplan reports "2-3 teams" are already showing interest in free agent RG Uche Nwaneri.
Nwaneri was released by the Jaguars Tuesday. Players that are cut from teams are free to sign with another club at any time and don't have to wait until March 11. Most of these players like to take advantage and agree to terms before the market is flooded. Nwaneri is part of a weak free-agent guard class.
Uche Nwaneri JAC 3 Days
Jaguars released RG Uche Nwaneri.
Nwaneri, 30 later this month, started all 16 games last season and graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 16 right guard. He's spent his entire seven-year career with the Jaguars since being a fifth-round pick in 2007 and has started 92 games. His release saves the Jaguars $3.705 million, leaving Jacksonville with over $60 million in cap space. The Jaguars now need a starting right guard, left guard, and center. Left tackle Luke Joeckel is the only locked in starter.
Uche Nwaneri JAC 9 Months
In addition to a knee scope, Jaguars RG Uche Nwaneri is recovering from a stem-cell procedure on his troublesome knee.
Dr. James Andrews performed the routine arthroscopy, and two weeks later Nwaneri had stem cells removed from his hip and injected into the knee. Nwaneri played through a meniscus tear and torn cartilage in the knee last season. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has filed a lawsuit against the stem-cell procedure (called "Regenexx") and contends it's a public health risk.
Uche Nwaneri JAC 11 Months
Jaguars RG Uche Nwaneri (knee surgery) will not participate in this week's voluntary pre-draft minicamp.
Nwaneri, 29, started 15 games last season, but he missed the finale with the injury. He then underwent surgery with Dr. James Andrews in January. The exact nature of the surgery was not disclosed, but it was likely a clean-out procedure. Pro Football Focus graded Nwaneri out as its No. 35 overall guard in 2012.
Uche Nwaneri JAC Nov 18 '11
Jaguars RG Uche Nwaneri is "playing as good as he's played since he's been a Jaguar," according to GM Gene Smith.
Nwaneri and C Brad Meester have the stalwarts up front, paving the way for Maurice Jones-Drew's 854 rushing yards -- good for fourth in the NFL. Nwaneri is ranked sixth among right guards through 10 weeks, per Pro Football Focus.