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Quarterback Byron Leftwich to be released by the Jacksonville Jaguars 

Byron Leftwich, the four-year starting quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars to be traded.

Quarterback Byron Leftwich to be released by the Jacksonville Jaguars Head coach Jack Del Rio announced today the intentions of the Jaguars to trade QB Byron Leftwich before the roaster deadline. David Garrard will be the starting quarterback for the Jaguars, announced Del Rio, "After thorough ongoing evaluation of the entire body of work, we have made the decision that David gives us the best chance to win. We're naming David as our starting quarterback." The coach added: "Clearly, Byron worked hard at being all that he could be. I really believe this is more about David taking a step forward, this being a decision about David being ready for an opportunity and having earned that."

 Del Rio has been by Byron Leftwich, announcing earlier that the quarterback is healthy and will play in the 2007. But David Garrard clearly gave 100% during the preseason, completing 76.6% of his passes and the coaching staff feels comfortable with Garrard entering the regular NFL season.

 Byron Leftwich was picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2003 NFL Draft, when a misunderstanding between the Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens left him available for the Jags 7th pick. Leftwich became starter quarterback in 2003, while 4-games rookie, after QB Mark Brunell was injured. But a broken ankle in 2005 put him out of the last five games from the regular season, and since, his career has been constantly overshadowed by injuries, which finally ended his stay with the Jaguars today.

Published on 08/31/2007

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