Jaguars Finalize 53-Man Roster

The Jaguars made four moves on Saturday to get down to the mandated 53. Find out what we think of the decisions.

From NFL Media: 

JAGUARS MAKE ROSTER MOVES, REDUCE ROSTER TO 53 PLAYERS

 

The Jacksonville Jaguars today made the following roster moves to reduce their roster to 53 players ahead of the 4:00 p.m. ET National Football League deadline:

 

The club waived second-year LB Jeremiah George, second-year S Craig Loston and third-year OL Austin Pasztor. The club also placed seventh-year DT Ziggy Hood on reserve/injured.

 

Seventh-year DT Sen’Derrick Marks will remain on the club’s active list and counts against the club’s active 53-man roster. Marks is no longer designated as Active/Physically Unable to Perform and is no longer eligible to be placed on the club’s Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list.

Initial Thoughts: The Jaguars are the place to go if you're an undrafted free agent trying to get a fair shake.  Jacksonville kept four undrafted free agent rookies this season: CB Nick Marshall, RB Corey Grant, K Jason Myers and LB Thurston Armbrister.  

Grant and Armbrister won their jobs fair and square, and they were the beneficiaries of a lack of real depth at those positions.  

Myers and Marshall were two guys that won their jobs because the team couldn't afford to waive them and still keep them on the practice squad.  Expect Marshall to be inactive most weeks. 

As for the cuts: George played fairly well during the preseason and that was somewhat of a surprise....Loston lost his job due to injury, as he would have beaten out Josh Evans.....Pasztor was abysmal all preseason and the team will take their chances with Sam Young or really anyone on the street.  

Ziggy Hood's injury was apparently more serious than anyone thought and he will be missed early on if Sen'Derrick Marks can't go. 

It was somewhat of a surprise that Andre Branch survived another roster cut.  The former second-round pick played poorly throughout most of camp and preseason. 


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