WR Marqise Lee released by the Jacksonville Jaguars

WR Marqise Lee released by the Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee (11) makes a reception in front of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In another of several roster moves leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars are reported releasing one of the team’s longtime wide receivers.

Marqise Lee, who was drafted by the Jaguars in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, is now a free agent, Ian Rapoport, National Insider for the NFL Network first reported.

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The Jaguars confirmed the roster move in a tweet of its own:

During his time with the Jaguars, Lee has suffered several injuries, most recently a knee injury in the 2019 season, which led to him being placed on injured reserve.

This isn’t the first high-profile offseason move by the Jaguars this season: In March, the team traded quarterback Nick Foles to the Chicago Bears and defensive end Calais Campbell -- who won the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for the 2019 season -- was traded to the Baltimore Ravens.

Over the weekend, reports surfaced that the Jaguars were also looking into trading running back Leonard Fournette, who was selected as the fourth overall pick in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Jaguars.