Jaguars begin cleaning house

The Jacksonville Jaguars are cleaning house.

Apparently not happy going 7-9 in 2009, the Jaguars have released wide receiver Torry Holt, offensive tackle Tra Thomas and defensive tackle Rob Meier, according to ESPN.com.

The biggest name of the bunch, Holt signed with Jacksonville before the start of the 2009 regular season. In 15 games he caught just 51 passes for 722 yards with no touchdowns.

Thomas, a 12-year veteran out of Florida State, spent the first 11 seasons of his NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles before joining the Jaguars prior to the 2009 season. He started eight games last season.

Meier, a nine-year veteran out of Washington State, was drafted by the Jaguars back in 2000.

The Jaguars need to do a better job of evaluating wide receivers. This is the second-consecutive year the team brought in a veteran free agent, only to dump him the following offseason.

In 2008, Jacksonville signed wideout Jerry Porter to a lucrative contract. In return, they got 11 receptions for 181 yards and one touchdown.

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