4 Jacksonville Jaguars cut candidates after releasing Folorunso Fatukasi

• If the Jaguars want to keep creating cap space after cutting Foley Fatukasi, they should then move on from the following 4 players.

Jacksonville Jaguars guard Brandon Scherff (68) stretches Monday, Aug. 14, 2023 at Miller Electric
Jacksonville Jaguars guard Brandon Scherff (68) stretches Monday, Aug. 14, 2023 at Miller Electric / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA
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3. Rayshawn Jenkins, safety

Salary for 2024: $12.2 M
Potential cap savings: $5.1 M
Dead money: $7.1 M

The Jaguars had several building blocks but not nearly enough to make a deep playoff push. That was evident last year when they failed to qualify for the postseason. One position that could use an upgrade is safety. While Andre Cisco has progressively gotten better and has developed into a mainstay of the secondary, veteran Rayshawn Jenkins has been inconsistent since signing with Jacksonville in 2021.

Jenkins inked a four-year deal worth $35 million that year. He was underwhelming that season but bounced back in 2022, playing an integral role in the Jags' playoff push. His walk-on pick-six to beat the Dallas Cowboys was a thing of beauty, and fans won't forget the impact his forced fumble had in the finale. However, the former Miami Hurricane took a step back in 2023. He wasn't necessarily bad, but he wasn't great either.

Entering the last year of his deal, Jenkins could find himself on his way out. Moving on from him would create $5.1 million in space, but it would also pave the way for sophomore Antonio Johnson to start next to Cisco in 2024.

Johnson, a fifth-round pick in last year's draft, mostly lined up in the slot and thrived. He saw his playing time increase as the season went on and eventually supplanted incumbent Tre Herndon. Johnson is a candidate to handle nickel duty in 2024 but the coaching staff may want to plug him in at safety, his natural position.