Jacksonville Jaguars move on from Costin, Wilson, final roster takeaways

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A general view of the Jacksonville Jaguars Helmets (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)

The Jacksonville Jaguars underwent a major overhaul this offseason and the results are noticeable on the final 53-man roster. Head coach Urban Meyer and general manager Trent Baalke took advantage of the surplus of cap space and draft picks the team had earlier this year and made major upgrades.

Just like every other NFL team, the Jags had to trim down their roster to 53-players before the 4:00 PM EDT deadline on August 31. They started the process a few days ago though. First, they sent quarterback Gardner Minshew to the Philadelphia Eagles one day before the preseason finale. The team’s brass also traded cornerback Sidney Jones to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday evening and waived undrafted free-agent cornerback Corey Straughter.

Here’s a list of all the players the Jaguars waived (less than four accrued seasons) and released (more than four accrued seasons) to get to 53, via the team’s official website:

Waived:
CB Lorenzo Burns
WR Jalen Camp
DT Doug Costin
TE Tyler Davis
WR Jeff Cotton Jr.
RB Nathan Cottrell
TE Ben Ellefson
WR Josh Hammond
WR Collin Johnson
WR Tevin Jones
QB Jake Luton
OL KC McDermott
RB Devine Ozigbo
OL Austen Pleasants
DB Brandon Rusnak
OL Badara Traore
OL Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms
LB Quincy Williams

Released:
WR Pharoh Cooper
WR Phillip Dorsett II
OL Jermaine Eluemunor
WR Devin Smith
WR Laquon Treadwell
S Jarrod Wilson

Furthermore, the Jaguars placed safety Josh Jones on the Reserve/Injured list, and safety Josh Jones landed on Reserve/Injured list. EDGE rusher Josh Allen is currently on the COVID-19/Reserve list and rookie linebacker is on the Reserve/Non-Football list.

Keep in mind that Jacksonville might not be done and will take a look at the waiver wire for pickups. Also, they will have to eventually release/waive somebody to make room for Allen, Jones, or Moses in case he’s healthy. Here’s how the 53-roster looks ahead of Week 1 of the regular season.

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