Jaguars cut veteran P Matt Turk after rough start

The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived veteran punter Matt Turk

two days after his 22-yard punt set up Cincinnati’s winning


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.