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Jaguars cut veteran P Matt Turk after rough start

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP)

The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived veteran punter Matt Turk two days after his 22-yard punt set up Cincinnati's winning touchdown.

The Jaguars signed free agent Nick Harris to replace him. Harris, in his 11th season, has spent time with Denver, Cincinnati and Detroit. The Jaguars also waived tight end Brett Brackett from the practice squad.

Harris has played in 159 games since entering the league as a fourth-round draft pick in 2001. He has a 42.5-yard average on 804 punts. He spent the last seven seasons with the Lions.

Turk ranked near the bottom of the league in punting. His performance Sunday was one of his worst in 16 seasons. He had punts of 32, 23 and 22 yards in the second half, the last two into a stiff wind.

Tagged: Lions, Jaguars, Nick Harris

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