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A Former Ohio State Football Star Has Been Waived

Ohio State players holding their helmets before a game.

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 12: Ohio State Buckeyes players hold their helmets on the sideline during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Former Ohio State defensive lineman Michael Bennett is looking for a new NFL home this morning. Bennett was just waived by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

A sixth-round pick of Jacksonville in 2015, Bennett played in 13 games as a rookie. However, injuries limited him to one game total in 2016 and 2017.

Bennett did not play in Jacksonville's Week 1 win over the New York Giants. He was waived this morning to make room for defensive end Dante Fowler.

Fowler is a first-round pick who is coming off an injury, but the Jags feel strongly about him. Of course, he is going to take priority over Bennett. According to Jags beat writer Mike Kaye, size might have played a major role in Bennett's release.

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Bennett was a second-team All-Big Ten selection in 2014. He helped the Buckeyes win the inaugural College Football Playoff national championship that year.

He has recorded 11 tackles and 0.5 sacks in his NFL career.