Shaky corner James let loose by Jags

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

Playing for a team thin at cornerback, William James' periodic work as the nickel was so poor at times for the Jaguars in 2007 that they sometimes stayed in their base defense against three-wide formations.

Which led a few of us on the sidelines of the team's recent minicamp to wonder, "How is he still here?"

He's not anymore.

The Jaguars announced Thursday they have cut James and first-year tight end Charles Davis.

Jacksonville has to be able to find better cornerback depth than James, with rookie Derek Cox challenging for a starting spot and Scott Starks, Brian Witherspoon and Tyron Brackenridge in the mix for roles.