4 players who are playing their way out of the Jacksonville Jaguars plans in 2024

• The Jaguars will revamp their roster in 2024, and these 4 players may not be part of their future plans.

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Tre Herndon (37) is introduced before an NFL football matchup
Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Tre Herndon (37) is introduced before an NFL football matchup / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA
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3. Tre Herndon, cornerback

Cornerback Tre Hernon has been a valuable member of the Jacksonville Jaguars since he signed with them as an undrafted free agent in 2018. Heck, he's one of the few players who have outlasted Doug Marrone and Urban Meyer. The fact that the current regime has kept him around goes on to show how much he's appreciated. That said, his run in Duval may be coming to an end.

Herndon was pressed into action and started 26 games in 2019-2020 when injuries depleted the cornerback group. It didn't help that the Jaguars traded Jalen Ramsey but Hernon answered the call. When Urban Meyer landed in Jacksonville in 2021, Herndon was expected to fill the nickel slot. However, an MCL injury forced him to sit out a few games and spend the second half of the season on the sidelines.

Despite coming off a down year, the Jaguars once again brought Herndon back in 2022 in a reserve role. He saw extended time first in place of Shaquill Griffin and later in the slot when Darious Williams moved to the perimeter.

Herndon returned in 2023 and he saw playing time early on. However, he's been phased out in favor of rookie Antonio Johnson, who's lately gotten plenty of work in the slot. Sophomore Gregory Junior has also played snaps at nickel, so it looks like the Jaguars have a couple options if they decide to move on from Herndon in the offseason.

While a return shouldn't be ruled out just yet, the Jaguars have added enough depth at cornerback the past two years that they can afford to part ways with Tre Herndon.