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Jaguars give up on Jeremy Mincey, again

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JACKSONVILLE, FL - AUGUST 30: Jeremy Mincey #94 of the Jacksonville Jaguars celebrates a tackle during a preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons at EverBank Field on August 30, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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So much for making the most of a second chance.

The Jaguars released defensive end Jeremy Mincey Friday, a transaction that in and of itself wouldn’t attract much notice.

But Mincey was effectively on double-secret probation after missing a meeting and being left home from a trip to Houston, so it’s easy to wonder whether he had another distraction crop up.

Mincey said the previous punishment was a wake-up call, and after missing two games, he was back in the lineup last week against the Texans.

Mincey was one of the last big contracts signed by the previous administration, getting a four-year, $20 million deal in 2012, with $9 million guaranteed.