The Jacksonville Jaguars made some roster moves yesterday but are still looking ridiculously thin. They waived three players and reached into the practice squads of the New York Jets and New Orleans Saints to keep things patched up as best as possible.
The Jags released waived the following three players:
- Chris Prosinski, Safety
- Marcel Jensen, Tight End
- Kerry Taylor, Wide Receiver
Kerry Taylor was essentially a non-factor and will be outpaced by the young receivers the Jags have on the roster. he was brought up from the practice squad last week. The big ones here are Jensen and Prosinski. Jensen played terribly last week at tight end and is obviously not at a place where he can fill in. The Jaguars desperately need help at tight end while they wait for Marcedes Lewis to return from injury. Prosinski was the most consistently poor member of the secondary whenever he was on the field. He gives up big plays on a consistent basis and is a poor tackler. He somehow found a way to remain with the Jaguars for a long period of time, but it will be good to see him somewhere else. He had an injury in last week’s loss, sparking his removal but I doubt he could have stuck around much longer with his level of play.
To bring the roster back up to 53 the Jacksonville Jaguars signed the following three players:
- Sherrod Martin, Safety
- Jeremiah George, Linebacker
- Nic Jacobs, Tight End
Jacobs and George are both rookies so little is known about how well they can quickly pick up the Jaguars’ plays and be effective contributors. Jacobs will have to learn very quickly as the jaguars are essentially just playing “next man up” with the tight end position right now. George provides some much needed depth at the linebacker position. Hopefully he will have some improved coverage skills as that is a major deficiency among the linebacking corps. Martin is a five year veteran who was with the Jaguars in the offseason. He is an upgrade over Prosinski but will be with the Jaguars simply as added depth. He presents a bit of insurance as he has some experience starting in the NFL.