The Jacksonville Jaguars capped off a strong preseason with a 17-16 victory over the Washington Redskins on Thursday night. With the starters on the sidelines, it was all about the depth and players fighting for roster spots.
Here’s the latest news since the win.
"General manager Dave Caldwell even had some words for Grant’s impressive performance, according to Florida Times-Union’s Ryan O’Halloran, saying, “The things we saw all through the offseason were his speed and acceleration and to see it here in a game, it was a matter of when we’d see it, not if we would.”Having the confidence of Caldwell to perform is a strong factor for Grant’s case for the final roster, and that quote may be the sign of his play to come."
"Stephen Morris played the entire game at quarterback for Jacksonville and finished 16 of 25 for 160 yards.“I thought we did a good job just moving the chains, especially in crucial situations in the game,” the former Miami (Fla.) star said."
"he exhibition game at FedEx Field was an opportunity for several bubble players to make their marks on both teams. The final preseason game turned into a stage for running back Corey Grant and defensive ends Cap Capi and Chris Smith to shine.Grant was the most valuable player on offense for the Jaguars as he produced 74 rushing yards and a touchdown on just five carries. He may have locked down his roster spot with his impressive performance.Fellow running back Bernard Pierce was also on point during his brief appearance, as he ran for 41 yards on just two carries. He also played well on the punt coverage team. Wide receiver Bryan Walters led the team in receiving with five catches for 42 yards and a touchdown."
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