Jaguars plan to move forward with Evans as starter


Published: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Jaguars plan to release injured safety Dwight Lowery when he gets healthy.

Coach Gus Bradley says the organization decided to move on with rookie Josh Evans, a sixth-round draft pick from Florida who has started the last two games and made strides alongside fellow rookie Johnathan Cyprien.

Lowery, a sixth-year veteran, sustained a concussion on the first play at Seattle on Sept. 22 and hasn’t practiced or played since. The Jaguars (0-5) placed him on injured reserve Tuesday.

It became clear Wednesday the team was parting ways with Lowery when his locker was cleaned out and his name plate removed.

Bradley says, “We just saw the progress Josh was making. ... (Lowery’s) done a lot for us and was great throughout. It’s just an organizational decision.”

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