Among the cuts were six veterans: QB Todd Bouman, RB Ciatrick Fason, LB Tony Gilbert, DT Jesse Mahelona, DE Kenny Pettway and DE Bo Schobel. To go along with those veterans, the Jaguars waived fifth-round draft pick DB Trae Williams and 12 other first-year players: TE Chris Brown, DE Mkristo Bruce, OT Andrew Carnahan, TE Charles Davis, CB Isaiah Gardner, CB Michael Grant, WR Ryan Hoag, G/OT Pete McMahon, C/G Drew Miller, CB Rashod Moulton, LB Lamar Myles and WR D'Juan Woods.
Some of the bigger surprises of cut day were defensive ends Kenny Pettway and Mkristo Bruce, as both players had solid preseasons and the Jaguars are fairly thin at the position. Bruce has some practice squad eligibility and he's a solid bet to be chosen for that role, assuming he doesn't sign with someone else.
Tony Gilbert was somewhat of a surprise cut as he's been a member of the Jaguars for four out of the last five seasons, and he played well in the preseason. Gilbert was likely replaced by fifth-round pick Thomas Williams from USC, who was inconsistent at times, yet offers more upside.
Tight end Charles Davis had a solid preseason, as he caught four passes for 48 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown. The Jaguars decided to cut both he and undrafted rookie Chris Brown, and are keeping just three tight ends, Marcedes Lewis, Greg Estandia, and Richard Angulo along with PUP list player, George Wrighster.
The team has decided to go heavy at safety, as they kept expected starters Brian Williams and Reggie Nelson, as well as Gerald Sensabaugh and both veteran Pierson Prioleau and Jacksonville native Jamaal Fudge. It wasn't expected that both Prioleau and Fudge would make the final roster.
With the lack of big name cuts this season, it is likely that the Jaguars will go into the regular season opener with their current 53-man roster.
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