5 Jacksonville Jaguars tumbling down the depth chart during preseason

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The Jacksonville Jaguars trimmed down their roster from 90 to 85 players last Tuesday. However, they will need to get to 53 on August the 31st. While several players have solidified their position on the depth chart over the last few weeks, others will need to show out in the following two preseason games to ensure they aren’t left out.

Keep in mind that anything can happen between now and the last round of cuts. These five Jaguars have seen their stock take a hit over the last few weeks and if tight end Tim Tebow hadn’t been released earlier this week, he would probably have been on this list too.

Jacksonville Jaguars player tumbling down No. 1 – Safety Daniel Thomas

Safety Daniel Thomas showed promise as a rookie in 2020. He made his way up the depth chart and started two games before an arm injury cut his season short. This offseason, he was a strong candidate to compete for a spot in the starting lineup but he hasn’t practiced in recent days and missed the Jags’ preseason opener.

Thomas was placed on the COVID-19/Reserve list on August 6th and hasn’t fully come back. As recently as Monday, he was doing conditioning work on the sidelines, per John Shipley of Jaguar Report. This means that he could return to practice soon but he will need to catch up to speed. The second-year safety isn’t currently on the roster bubble but he isn’t at the top of the depth chart either.