Five Jacksonville Jaguars That Will Have to Battle For A Roster Spot in 2017

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Aside from the select few NFL stars, many players enter the offseason uncertain about their NFL future and the Jacksonville Jaguars are no different.

May 28, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Nick Marshall (41) and safeties James Sample (36) and Matt Daniels (42) during OTAs. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

May 28, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Nick Marshall (41) and safeties James Sample (36) and Matt Daniels (42) during OTAs. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

There is nothing easy about a career in the NFL.

One of the downsides about playing in the NFL is job stability. One season you can be star, and the next you could be fighting on the fringes of the 53-man roster.

At the start of the offseason, teams are allowed to have up to 90 players on their roster, but only 53 of those 90 players will get a spot on the official roster come Week 1 of the season. That means 37 players need to be cut before Week 1.

This happens every year. Talented players with a lot of potential who get released before the season even starts.

Last year there was a lot of hype behind Bjoern Werner, who was the a 2013 first round draft pick by the Indianapolis Colts. Werner ended up getting released from Jaguars team before the season began. Another surprising change was the release of University of Montana standout Tyrone Holmes, the rookie defensive end who was drafted in the sixth round, just months before.

When it comes to NFL rosters, General Managers play no games whatsoever when deciding the final 53. One thing is for sure in the NFL, next season is never certain. Here are a number of players that will have to deliver in the 2017 preseason if they want to keep their spots on the roster.

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