5 Jacksonville Jaguars who could be released following the 2023 NFL Draft
3. Jacksonville Jaguars player who could be cut after the draft: Tyree Gillespie
You could argue that the Jaguars' starting safety duo of Andre Cisco and Rayshawn Jenkins exceeded expectations last year. Andre Cisco put on display last year the playmaking skills that made him a mainstay at Syracuse after spending most of his rookie season on the bench, while Rayshawn Jenkins had a bounce-back season after failing to make an impact in 2021.
The Jaguars also have a solid No. 3 safety in Andrew Wingard, who inked a three-year deal and will try to help Jacksonville finish what they started last year. Their fourth safety on the depth chart, Daniel Thomas, has become a key contributor on special teams and can come off the bench and play if called upon.
Given how stacked the Jaguars are at safety, Tyree Gillespie might have a hard time sticking around. A fourth-round draft pick by the Las Vegas Raiders in 2021, the former Mizzou Tiger was traded to the Tennesse Titans before the start of the 2022 season and was waived not long after.
Gillespie then signed with the Jags but was inactive for several games and mostly saw time on special teams. He's got a steep hill to climb to make the 53-man roster and might not remain on the team much longer if Jacksonville uses a late-round pick on a safety. The fact that cutting ties with him would free up $940,000 with no dead money makes him a potential candidate to get the boot.