The Jacksonville Jaguars are moving toward their league-mandated cap of 75 players as the regular season looms near.
With NFL rosters to be cut down further, the men who were cut, waived, or placed on injured reserve aren’t going to be the last to have that happen to them.
Defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. saw his rookie season officially come to a close before it got started. The Jaguars placed him on injured reserve along with recently-injured offensive tackle Josh Wells. It’s a shame we didn’t get to see Fowler play this season, but he should bounce back heading into year two.
The biggest cut was wide receiver Tandon Doss. Doss was originally expected to secure the punt returner job this offseason but simply hasn’t done enough to warrant a roster spot.
Other cuts include mostly camp bodies. Notables like quarterback Jeff Tuel and punter/kicker Kasey Redfern were among those who will no longer be with the team. Greg Jenkins was waived/injured and, if he clears waivers, will end up with on the Jags’ injured reserve list.
The Jacksonville Jaguars, as a team, seem to be far more competitive in recent years. From the bottom to the top, the roster is bigger, faster, and stronger. It’s becoming tougher for undrafted free agents and journeyman players to latch on with this team as Dave Caldwell’s roster starts to realize its potential.
As the Jags core continues to rise, expect to see some “painful” cuts of players who may have impressed but just aren’t good enough. That’s a good thing for the Jaguars and represents progress.
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