The Jacksonville Jaguars checked a box on their offseason list when they named Trevor Lawrence their starting quarterback. However, they aren’t done yet and they have to take care of another item on the agenda: Trimming down their roster to 53 players on August the 31st.
The Jags already underwent two rounds of cuts. The last one will come two days after they face off against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3 of the preseason. This will be the last chance for several players to make an impression on the coaching staff and other teams that may be interested in claiming them on the waiver wire.
Depending on how things unfold, these four players could suit up for the last time with the Jaguars in 2021.
Jacksonville Jaguars player No. 1 – Tight end Tyler Davis
Chris Manhertz and James O’Shaughnessy are the top tight ends on the Jaguars’ depth chart. Rookie Luke Farrell will probably nab the third spot, so there may be only one left, as it’s unlikely that the team will carry five tight ends into the season. With Tim Tebow out of the picture, Tyler Davis and Ben Ellefson could be battling for it.
Ellefson has had the better offseason and was slightly more productive last season but Davis scored a receiving touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in Week 2 of the preseason. Keep in mind that he recorded no stats in 2020. Then again, the coaching staff inherited both players, so this one may go to whoever has a better game in Week 3. The ‘loser’ could also be a prime candidate for the practice squad.