Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Dupree waived again

Former JSU receiver Maurice Dupree was among four players waived by the Jacksonville Jaguars to get thir roster to the league-mandated 75-player limit.

Dupree had been with the team since April. He was first waived two days before its first preseason game, then re-signed shortly before the team's exhibition game with Philadelphia after the position was hit with injuries. "The Reaper," the Jags' term for the guy players used to call "The Turk," paid him a visit Sept. 1.

The Jags also waived tight end Tyler Lorenzen, defensive tackle Jervonte Jackson and wide receiver Clarence Denmark in this latest wave of cuts. They placed rookie cornerback Don Carey on injured reserve.

"I've learned it's a total business, that's what it is," Dupree said. "The talent is so good, there are so many good players it doesn't matter. They're letting veterans go.

"It's more you have to find a perfect fit before you can get that big break."

He played in the third and fourth quarters against the Eagles, but didn't have a ball thrown his way. His biggest disappointment through it all is he didn't get as big a look as a return man as he thought he might to make his mark.

After being cut the first time, Dupree had a workout with the Atlanta Falcons. He was also talking with the Orlando and New York franchises of the new UFL. That option remains open.

The teams will cut their rosters to 53 players on Saturday.

"Right now I'm hanging by the phone," Dupree said. "All the teams have to go through another cut. Right now I'm just waiting."

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