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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1. Cam Robinson, left tackle

Salary for 2024: $21.9 M
Potential cap savings: $17.2 M
Dead money: $ 4.6 M

In a surprising turn of events, both general manager Trent Baalke and head coach Doug Pederson said that they expect left tackle Cam Robinson to be a Jaguar next season. This is newsworthy because Robinson has been seen as a potential cap casualty/trade target since he served a suspension last year that voided the guarantees left on the three-year deal worth $54 million he inked in 2022.

A second-round pick in 2017, Robinson has spent his whole career in Jacksonville. He got the franchise tag in 2021 and got a long-term deal the following year. While he has never been a Pro Bowl-caliber player, he's become a mainstay of the offensive line. His nasty streak was sorely missed while he served the suspension last year and the Jaguars played much better when he was in the lineup.

That said, the Jaguars are better off moving on from him than keeping him in 2024. Sure, the team's brass said they expect him to return but plans can always change, and the $17.2 million in space they would get if they release him may be too good to pass up. Moreover, Jacksonville has two potential in-house replacements ready to step up.

Walker Little has fared well when he's filled in for Robinson the past two years. But if the Jaguars aren't sold on Little, they could then move sophomore Anton Harrison, who played right tackle last year, to the left side, his natural position. Either way, the Jags are in a position to move on from Robinson. Heck, they could even place him on the trade block and see what other teams offer for him.

When you put together the potential savings and the trade compensation, parting ways with Robinson is a no-brainer, even if the Jaguars would like to keep him around in 2024.

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