Jaguars practice squad: Revolving door at kicker, other takeaways
The Jacksonville Jaguars have stayed busy after reducing their roster to 53 players before the headline. This isn’t surprising when you take into account that several players have been made available via the waiver wire. Also, the Jags needed to add up to 16 players to their practice squad. All things considered, they’ve come out of the process in solid shape.
You can keep track of all the moves Jacksonville has made here, the players they moved on from, the ones they acquired, and everything related to their roster. With that in mind, here are four things that stood out the last couple days.
4. A handful of hopefuls only spend one day on the Jaguars’ roster
You have probably heard that remaining at the top is harder than getting there. There’s some truth to that statement — both situations present their own set of unique challenges — and several players that made the Jaguars’ originally made the 53-roster found out in the worst possible way.
Undrafted rookie Josh Thompson and veteran offensive lineman Will Richardson Jr. made the team, and so did kickers James McCourt and Jake Verity. However, all of them were kicked to the curb just one day later, and while there’s a chance they could eventually return, it must be frustrating to get cut/waived just one day after being told that you got a roster spot.
Of course, this is all part of the business and NFL teams are going to do what’s in their best interest. Nevertheless, this doesn’t make it any less disappointing for those players that will need to look for another shot.