Jacksonville Jaguars who may be playing their final game with this team
Jacksonville Jaguars player No. 3 – WR Phillip Dorsett
This is a tough one because there are several wide receivers on the Jaguars roster, not just Phillip Dorsett, that may not make the 53-man roster. So why is the former first-round pick being singled out? Because he’s the one with the highest profile.
Dorsett signed a one-year deal with the Jags in free agency and looked like a candidate to make the team earlier this year. Then came training camp and Laquon Treadwell and Tavon Austin have both made the most out of their opportunity to make an impression. Dorsett hasn’t been bad per se but he might end up becoming a victim of the numbers game.
DJ Chark Jr., Marvin Jones Jr., Laviska Shenault Jr., and Jamal Agnew are locks to make the roster and it would be shocking to see the team’s brass from second-year wide receiver Collin Johnson, who was endorsed by Jaguars legend Jimmy Smith a few months ago. Treadwell and Austin could be competing for just one spot. That would leave Dorsett as the odd man out.
Keep in mind that the 29th overall selection in 2015’s draft doesn’t have any guaranteed money in his contract. Also, releasing him would free up $850,000 in cap space. If the Jags move on from Dorsett, they may not sign him to the practice squad, as rookie Jalen Camp, Tevin Jones, and Josh Hammond may have higher upside.
If the teams didn’t have much depth, the former Miami Hurrican would surely make the roster but it isn’t the case. On the bright side, Dorsett might garner interest from other teams if he becomes a free agent. He doesn’t have to go through the waiver wire as he’s been in the league for more than four years.