Jacksonville Jaguars 2021 training camp preview: Safeties

Daniel Thomas #20 of the Jacksonville Jaguars enters the field (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
Daniel Thomas #20 of the Jacksonville Jaguars enters the field (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) /
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How many safeties will the Jacksonville Jaguars carry in 2021?

Here’s how the Jaguars’ safety depth chart could look in Week 1:

  • Rayshawn Jenkins
  • Jarrod Wilson
  • Josh Jones
  • Daniel Thomas
  • Andre Cisco

This one will be a sort position to sort out. There aren’t simple enough roster spots for everyone and one or two veterans could be on the outside looking in. Jenkins is a lock to make the roster, and so are Andre Cisco and Daniel Thomas.

Cisco was a ballhawk back in college. Over a span of 24 games, he logged 13 interceptions and 14 passes defensed. He had to deal with a lower-body injury in 2019 and tore his ACL last year. If he manages to stay healthy, it may be just a matter of time before he joins the starting lineup. However, he will have to compete for playing time.

Daniel Thomas worked his way up the depth chart in 2020 and showed promise before suffering an arm injury in Week 11 that cut his season short.  He started two games last year but if he had stayed healthy, he would probably have made a few more starts.

Rudy Ford may be the odd man out. The Jaguars signed him to a two-year deal but releasing him in 2021 would create a manageable $600,000 cap hit. During his four-year tenure with the Philadephia Eagles, he never played more than six percent of the defensive snaps in a season.

Ford may not have reached his ceiling yet but there’s a chance the Jaguars release him before he takes a snap for them.

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