5 players the Jaguars could trade before the final round of roster cuts

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Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end/outside linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson (45) at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville Knight Campus. (Imagn Images photo pool) /

No. 4 player the Jaguars could trade before final cutdown: K’Lavon Chaisson

Outside linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson has been discussed as a potential trade candidate since last year and speculation could continue in the upcoming months. While the former LSU Tiger is barely 23 and was a first-round selection just a couple of years ago, it doesn’t look like he will be a big part of Jacksonville’s pass-rush rotation this upcoming season.

Chaisson has been a non-factor in the preseason and didn’t have a particularly great training camp. After the Jags drafted Travon Walker first overall in the 2022 draft, he said a fire had lit under him but someone might have put it out afterward.

It’s important to point out that Chaisson has already played for three different coaching staffs since being drafted and the turnover may have hindered his development. Then again, defensive coordinator Mike Caldwell is running a similar scheme (with his own tweaks and wrinkles) to the one the Jags had in place last year, so there is a certain degree of continuity and Chaisson doesn’t seem to be getting any better.

Swiper still has time to turn the corner and develop into a solid pass rusher. However, time is running out for him in Jacksonville and he might be better off looking for a fresh start.

Last year, the Minnesota Vikings showed interest in him before the trade deadline but a deal couldn’t be worked out, so he remained with the Jaguars. If a team inquires about Chaisson once again, they should definitely listen.