Jaguars Cut Watch

Training camp is less than a week old and it's time for the overreaction season to begin. You know the drill, undrafted free agent receivers who are going to be perennial Pro Bowlers, and steady veterans who need to be cut because they took a play or two off. No roster spots have been won or lost yet, but we're going to look at some of the players who are in danger of losing employment and why.

Larry Hart, DE



Hart compared himself to Indianapolis Colts Pro Bowl defensive end Dwight Freeney soon after he was drafted due to his lack of prototypical size and quickness. Hart was trying to figure out the ropes last season and he finished with just eight tackles and 1.5 sacks.

This year, Hart looks much heavier than the 248 pounds it says he weighs on the roster sheet and he looked quite slow. With undrafted players such as Marc Schiechl making waves early on and last year's fifth-round pick Austen Lane improving, Hart is not winning anyone on the coaching staff over.

Don Carey, S



Don Carey was the worst safety in football a season ago, but some of his poor play was excused due to him playing a new position and youth. With Carey's starting job clearly in doubt as the Jaguars drafted Chris Prosinski, signed various UDFA safeties and targeted free agents at his position, Carey hasn't done anything to help himself in camp. Carey started out poorly and has regressed from there, dropping on the training camp depth chart.

Jarett Dillard, WR



Jarett Dillard has had some solid training camps in the past but injuries have "hamstrung" his career. When looking at the Jaguars slew (dozen or so) of receivers, Dillard has done nothing to stand out. Undrafted rookies Jamar Newsome and Armon Binns have played just as well as Dillard and rookie Cecil Shorts has outperformed him significantly.

David Jones, CB



Not much was expected from David Jones last season when the team acquired him via trade with Cincinnati for first-round bust Reggie Nelson. Although not much was expected, that has been exactly what the Jaguars have received from Jones. The five-year veteran from Wingate was beaten early and often last season and the writing appears to be on the wall for Jones with the Jaguars signing of former New York Jets defensive back Drew Coleman.

Honorable Mentions



These players didn't make the top of our list, but they could be in some danger.

David Garrard- When you're scheduled to make nearly $8 million and the team has invested a first-round pick in your replacement, you can't feel too comfortable. Garrard has been very shaky in camp and backup Luke McCown has been clearly better than him, maybe Blaine Gabbert too. Don't be surprised if you see 2007 all over again.

Greg Jones- Jones is one of the best fullbacks in the game, but he plays the least valued non-special teams position. Jones is also a high earner. Our gut feeling is that he makes the team because they will rely heavily on the run, but Jones' backup, Brock Bolen has been very good.

Zach Potter- Any third tight end on anyone's roster is in danger of being replaced. Undrafted rookie Tommy Gallarda has been turning some heads and it may cause Potter his employment.

Charlie Bernstein is the NFL Insider for ESPN 1080 and 1040 in Orlando/Tampa and the host of "The Sports Crunch" on the Aquarius 7 Broadcasting Network (national), and Editor-in-Chief of Sports Media Interactive, covering multiple teams in the National Football League, NCAA, and National Basketball Association. Charlie covers the Jacksonville Jaguars for FoxSports and has been featured on the NFL Network and Sirius NFL Radio. Charlie is also a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. You can follow Charlie on Twitter @nflcharlie

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