NFL teams need to reduce their roster to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET on August 30 and the Jacksonville Jaguars have made several moves ahead of the deadline. The most significant one was arguably trading Laviska Shenault Jr. to the Carolina Panthers.
A second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Shenault is far from the only recognizable player that is no longer on the Jaguars roster. Running back Ryquell Armstead, a 2019 fifth-round pick that was waived last year and re-signed towards the end of the 2021 season, was released once again.
Also of note is the release of wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, the 23rd overall selection in the 2016 draft. The former first-round pick joined the Jags last year and made an impression on the coaching staff. Although he originally didn’t make the team, he landed in the practice squad and was later signed to the active roster once injuries struck the wide receiver corps.
Treadwell went on to become one of Trevor Lawrence’s favorite targets and hauled in 33 receptions for a career-high 434 yards and one receiving touchdown. With the release of Treadwell and the Shenault trade, the Jags have paved the way for Tim Jones to make the 53- man roster.
Jones outplayed Treadwell and fellow wide receivers Jeff Cotton and Lujuan Winningham in the offseason. Jones then had three catches for 103 against the Atlanta Falcons and finished the preseason with 14 receptions for 219 yards. With that in mind, here’s the full list of cuts ahead of the deadline.
Jaguars list of roster cuts ahead of August 30 deadline
Update No. 5, September 1: Jacksonville has announced they’ve claimed linebacker Caleb Johnson off of waivers from the Chicago Bears. In a corresponding move, they’ve released defensive lineman Adam Gotsis. Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network first reported the news.
Update No. 4, August 31 (Wednesday): The Jaguars posted on their official website that they’ve released/waived the following players:
- Jake Verity (waived/injured)
- Josh Thomson, S (waived)
- Will Richardson Jr., OL (released)
- James McCourt, K (waived)
- Jamir Jones, OLB, (waived)
Similarly, Jacksonville has acquired the following players off waivers, per Mark Long of the Associated Press:
- Ty Summers, LB
- Kendrick Pryor, WR
- Riley Patterson, PK
- Jamycal Hasty, RB
- Tyree Gillispie, DB
Update No. 4 Tuesday: The Jaguars announced they’ve waived running back Mekhi Sargent ahead of the deadline. Head coach Doug Pederson told the local media the team feels good about the depth at the position.
Update No. 3 Tuesday: The Jaguars have announced on their official website that they’ve released or waived the following players ahead of today’s 4:00 p.m. deadline.
- Kevin Austin Jr., WR (Waived)
- Israel Antwine, DL (Waived)
- Rashod Berry, OLB (Waived)
- Jeff Coton Jr., WR (Waived)
- Cory Cronk, OL (Waived)
- Nick Ford, OL (Waived)
- Xavier Crawford, CB (Waived)
- Gregory Junior, CB (Waived)
- Willie Johnson (Waived/Injured)
- Ayo Oyelola, S (Waived)
- Gerrit Prince, TE (Waived)
- E.J. Perry, QB (Waived)
- Darry Williams, OL (Waived)
- Jay Tufele, DT (Waived)
- Raequan Williams, DT (Waived/Injured)
Update No. 2 Tuesday: John Shipley of Jaguar Report reports that Jacksonville has waived rookie cornerback Gregory Junior but they hope to get him back in the practice squad. Shipley adds that the Jaguars have told offensive linemen Darryl Williams and Nick Ford that they’ve been waived.
Update No. 1 Tuesday: Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus reports the Jags have released wide receiver Jeff Cotton Jr.
The Jaguars announced Monday they released the following moves:
- Tyrell Adams, LB (Released)
- Ryquell Armstead, RB (Wived)
- Auzoyah Alufohai, LB (Waived)
- Rudy Ford, S (Released)
- KC McDermott (Released)
- Benjie Franklin (Waived)
- Brandon Rusnak, DB (Waived)
- Chapelle Russell, LB (Waived)
- Laquon Treadwell, WR (Released)
- Badara Traore (Waived)
The Jags aren’t done though and will continue to make moves to get to 53 players. Make sure you bookmark this page and refresh it after the 4:00 p.m. deadline.