Jaguars letting key vets test free-agent market

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars are letting some of their most tenured starters test free agency.

The Jaguars still might re-sign veterans Derek Cox, Greg Jones, Terrance Knighton, Brad Meester and Daryl Smith. But general manager Dave Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley are allowing them to look elsewhere before possibly staying in Jacksonville.

Bradley says, "We're really trying to build through the draft. You try to get a blend, but you want to err on the side of being young."

Caldwell and Bradley are reluctant to call this a rebuilding project. But after missing the playoffs five consecutive years and firing general manager Gene Smith and coach Mike Mularkey, it's clear the Jaguars are headed in a new direction.

And some familiar faces might not be around for the journey.