Jaguars Cuts Analyzed

As previously noted, the Jaguars released 19 players and placed two players on the PUP list to get down to the league mandated limit of 53 on their roster. Although there were really no major surprises, we're going to analyze the players that didn't make the final roster, and why.

QB Todd Bouman- Following a difficult first few weeks of training camp, Bouman played well throughout preseason. The team decided to go with two QB's as they did a year ago, and if there's an injury, Bouman will likely be available.

RB Ciatrick Faison- Faison was signed last week to take some of the load off Chauncey Washington heading into the Jaguars final preseason game. Faison was serviceable, but it's likely that he won't catch on with another team.

LB Tony Gilbert- The release of Gilbert was one of the biggest surprises of Jaguars cut day, being that Gilbert started with the team in 2003, and was a special teams fixture. Gilbert played well in preseason, but was beat out by the potential of fifth-round pick Thomas Williams. Gilbert has a shot of being picked up by another team if there's an injury.

DT Jesse Mahelona- Mahelona was just another big body for the Jaguars, as he was beaten out for the final DT jobs by Derek Landri and Jimmy Kennedy, to nobody's surprise.

DE Kenny Pettway- Pettway's release was a mild surprise, as he played well in preseason. The team likely figured that Pettway's services would be available if they need them in the future.

DE Bo Schobel- In a somewhat similar situation to Mahelona, Schobel was signed during the preseason and was more or less a camp body. Schobel has been around the league, and will likely be out of work this season.

CB Trae Williams- Williams was the only Jaguars draft pick that didn't earn a roster spot, as his play was disappointing in camp and in the preseason. He was beaten out soundly by undrafted rookie Brian Witherspoon.

TE Chris Brown- Brown just missed the cut at tight end, as the Jaguars decided to keep only three active players and George Wrighster, who is on the PUP list.

DE Mkristo Bruce- After a great 2.5 sack performance in the Jaguars preseason opener against Atlanta, Mkristo Bruce seemed to disappear. Bruce has potential to turn into a solid player, and his play in the preseason was better than second-round pick Quentin Groves. That said, Bruce doesn't carry Groves draft status, but he has some practice squad eligibility left.

OT Andrew Carnahan- Carnahan had a solid preseason, and our sources say he was close to beating out Richard Collier for the backup job at tackle. Carnahan is a lock for the practice squad, and could be the first guy the team calls up assuming there's an injury.

TE Charles Davis- Davis had a very solid preseason and camp, and was a victim of numbers at the tight end position, as the team opted to go with a couple guys they were more familiar with in Greg Estandia and Richard Angulo.

CB Isaiah Gardner- Gardner didn't stand out much in the preseason, but he has physical abilities.

CB Michael Grant- Pretty much the same situation for Grant as Gardner, but with less athletic skills. Grant could benefit from a year on the practice squad.

WR Ryan Hoag- Hoag did just about all he could to make the Jaguars roster at wide receiver, but he was beaten out by a more talented Troy Williamson. This may be the end of the line for Hoag, as he's bounced around several NFL camps.

WR D'Juan Woods- Woods, like Hoag, had a fine showing in camp and preseason, and served himself well with his play.

CB Rashod Moulton- Moulton has certain physical skills, but there were only so many cornerback spots available, and Brian Witherspoon was much more impressive as a return man.

OT/G Pete McMahon- McMahon is a young, versatile player who played well in the preseason after being waived by the Jaguars earlier this summer. McMahon may get a call back if there is an injury.

C/G Drew Miller- Miller impressed early on in camp, but needs more seasoning. He seems to be a perfect fit for the team's practice squad.

LB Lamar Myles- Myles seemed to be a step slow in camp and preseason, and is a little undersized for a linebacker, and not quick enough to be a safety.

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