Jacksonville Jaguars brutally release defensive lineman Folorunso Fatukasi just hours after wishing him a happy birthday on social media

  • Fatusaki had been with Jacksonville for two seasons before being released
  • The UConn alum was reportedly told to clean out his locker on his birthday
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Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Folorunso Fatukasi is out of a job several hours after being wished a happy birthday by his now-former employer. 

The Jaguars had a planned birthday post for Fatusaki that went public on social media just after 11 a.m. Eastern time. He was told to clean out his locker by dinner. 

Getting fired is not exactly the ideal birthday present.  

It is rarely seamless in as big an organization as an NFL team for the social media department and general manager to be in sync, as harsh it appears to be for Fatusaki.  

Fatusaki signed a three-year contract with Jacksonville in March 2022, but he did not replicate the form he showed with the New York Jets in the two seasons prior to joining the Jaguars.  

Fatusaki has been in the NFL since 2018 and played for the Jets before going to the Jaguars

Here is the happy-birthday post for Fatusaki, who was released later Monday by Jacksonville

Here is the happy-birthday post for Fatusaki, who was released later Monday by Jacksonville

In Jacksonville, Fatusaki had 48 combined tackles, 1.5 sacks, and five tackles for loss. With the Jets, he had 88 tackles and 11 tackles for loss.

Releasing Fatusaki saves $3.5 million against the cap, per ESPN.  

Fatusaki was a sixth round draft selection out of UConn by the Jets in 2018. He spent his entire NFL career in New York before going to Jacksonville.  

His brother, Olakunle Fatukasi, is currently on the practice squad of the Los Angeles Rams.  

Fatusaki will likely be picked up by another team, as experience in the trenches is always needed around the league.  

At one point in the 2023 season, the Jaguars held the No 1 seed in the AFC.

Jacksonville lost six of its final seven games to miss the postseason.  

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