Making Sense Of The Jaguars Cuts

The Jacksonville Jaguars cut down their roster on Friday afternoon. We break down the roster cuts and what it means.

The Jacksonville Jaguars made 18 moves on Friday afternoon, getting the roster down to 57 players.  We're going to look at each move and break down why.  

  • DT Richard Ash- He was pretty far behind Abry Jones and Michael Bennett.  It was good of him to get past the first roster cutdown. 
  • DE Camaron Beard- Beard almost didn't make it this far, as he was initially let go at the 75-man cutdown and then brought back when the team traded Josh Scobee.  He has an outside shot at the practice squad. 
  • DE Cap Capi- This is probably the biggest surprise as Capi showed legitimate pass rush abilities.  He has practice squad eligibility and it would be insane if the Jaguars didn't bring him back to the squad. 
  • WR Kasey Closs- Closs showed an ability to play, but isn't quite ready for the NFL, at least not yet.  It's doubtful that he'll be on the practice squad. 
  • OG Will Corbin- Corbin simply wasn't good enough as the Jaguars have pretty good depth on the interior of the line. 
  • TE Connor Hamlett- Hamlett played pretty well during preseason but was a victim of numbers. 
  • CB Jeremy Harris- Harris wouldn't have made the 75-man cut on most teams.  He's been a disappointment. 
  • DE Ike Igbinosun- Ike played fairly well but was clearly a victim of numbers as the team has talent at his position. 
  • RB Storm Johnson- Storm did just about everything he could to lose his job.  He fumbled, dropped passes, was injured and ran poorly.  
  • TE Ben Koyack- The team went with more experience at the position, but Koyack will likely be asked to sign on the practice squad. 
  • WR Eric Lora- Lora was brought in late and didn't have much of a chance. 
  • QB Stephen Morris- Morris played fairly well in the final preseason game and that should garner him a practice squad spot somewhere. 
  • OG Chris Reed- At least Reed wasn't the worst offensive lineman. 
  • CB Rashaad Reynolds- Reynolds had an up and down camp and he doesn't have a ton of upside.  
  • WR Neal Sterling- Sterling would have had a real shot at the final roster had he stayed healthy throughout camp.  He's almost a lock for the practice squad. 
  • LB Todd Thomas- The Jaguars don't have a lot of depth at linebacker and if you get released at linebacker then it isn't good. 
  • CB Peyton Thompson- Thompson didn't do much of anything to stand out or flash. Predictable move. 
  • WR Tony Washington- Washington lost out to Bryan Walters in what was a pretty close race.  Washington shouldn't give up on his NFL dreams, although he's likely not to be invited to the practice squad.  

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