Most of the Jacksonville Jaguars' starters from last year will return in 2023, so the front office didn't need to make many big additions in free agency. This doesn't mean they stayed put in the offseason though.
The Jags fortified nearly every position group and have lots of depth heading into the season. While many players will benefit from having to compete, others won't be able to stick around once the team's brass begins to trim down the roster. In fact, these four players may be gone before playing a single down in Jacksonville in 2023.
No. 4 Jaguars player who could be cut before playing a snap in 2023: Kendric Pryor
Because signing Zay Jones and Christian Kirk last offseason wasn't enough, the Jaguars traded for Calvin Ridley. So heading into the 2023 season, they have without a doubt one of the best wide receiver corps in the league. Jamal Agnew can also come in and give the offense a spark but the team's brass must sort out the rest of the depth chart in the summer.
Tim Jones, Kendric Pryor, Kevin Austin Jr., and Parker Washington are also on the roster and all of them could be competing for the WR5 job in training camp. Jones made the team last year after an impressive preseason. The coaching staff seems to like Austin, an undrafted free agent last year, and Washington will most likely be given a chance to show what he's got. This could potentially leave Pryor as the odd man out.
Just like Austin, Pryor didn't get his name called in last year's draft and spent training camp with the Cincinnati Bengals. He was waived before the start of the season and was quickly claimed by the Jags.
Pryor ultimately spent the 2022 season on the practice squad. To stick around in 2023, he'll need to beat Austin, Jones, and Washington, which might prove to be too tall a task.