4 veterans who should not be on the Jacksonville Jaguars roster in 2024

• The Jaguars need to re-sign some key players in 2024

• But they also need to infuse youth in their roster

• That means parting ways with a handful of veterans

Oct 8, 2023; London United Kingdom, Jacksonville Jaguars center Tyler Shatley (69) leaves the field
Oct 8, 2023; London United Kingdom, Jacksonville Jaguars center Tyler Shatley (69) leaves the field / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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1. K'Lavon Chassion

The writing is on the wall for outside linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson, the 20th overall pick in the 2020 draft. At this point, it's hard to justify his lack of production after four underwhelming seasons in Jacksonville. As a rookie, he got a pass since he was making the transition from standup linebacker to defensive end. On top of that, he was pressed into action before he was ready when the Jags traded Yannick Ngakoue and Calais Campbell.

Chaisson returned to a more familiar two-point stance in 2021 but he was non-factor once again. That year, he was even the subject of trade talks with the Minnesota Vikings showing strong interest in him before the deadline. No deal materialized but the team's willingness to move on from him showed that their confidence in him was starting to wane.

With Doug Pederson arriving the following year, the former LSU Tiger got a clean slate but he couldn't seize the opportunity and found himself tumbling down the depth chart. He was the No. 3 pass rusher on the depth chart to start the 2023 season but that was only because there was nobody else. Had the Jaguars gone after someone like Jadeveon Clowney or Danielle Hunter, he would've gotten minimal playing time on defense.

To Chaisson's credit, he's posted a career-high two sacks this season. Then again, that's the kind of production you expect from a role player, not a former first-round pick. The truth is a chance of scenery would benefit Swiper, and he can get it next year when he becomes a free agent.

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