Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad full of enticing players, 4 takeaways

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It’s always difficult to put together a 53-man roster. The Jacksonville Jaguars had to make some tough choices and released some players that could eventually turn out to be dependable contributors.

On the bright side, the Jags were able to sign some of them to their practice squad. They also took advantage of their waiver wire priority and claimed former Los Angeles wide receiver Tyron Johnson.

Here’s how the Jaguars’ practice squad looks ahead of Week 1 of the regular season. There’s a good chance many of these players ended up getting a significant amount of snaps and even start a few games in 2021.

  • WR Jeff Cotton Jr.
  • WR Phillip Dorsett II
  • WR Josh Hammond
  • WR Devin Smith
  • WR Laquon Treadwell
  • RB Nathan Cottrell
  • RB Devine Ozigbo
  • OL Badara Traore
  • OL Tre’vour Wallace-Simms
  • OL KcMcDermott
  • CB Lorenzo Burns
  • DT Doug Costin
  • DB Brandon Rusnak

Here are a few takeaways from the players the Jaguars kept in their practice squad.

The Jacksonville Jaguars kept Taven Bryan over Doug Costin.

Defensive tackle Doug Costin signed with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent last year and ended up making the 53-man roster. He worked his way up the depth chart and made his first start in Week 7 of the 2021 regular season. He played 12 games with nine starts with 32 tackles and two passes defensed.

Costin played in all the Jaguars’ preseason games and posted five tackles and three pressures on 63 defensive snaps. It wasn’t enough to make the roster. On the bright side, he will have the chance to keep working on his craft as a member of the practice squad.