Jaguars updated 53-man roster after signing Arik Armstead in free agency

• Here's a look at how the Jaguars' unofficial 53-man roster looks after free agency.

Nov 19, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers defensive end Arik Armstead (91)
Nov 19, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers defensive end Arik Armstead (91) / Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
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Jaguars defense after free agency part II

Cornerbacks (5) Tyson Campbell, Ronald Darby, Monatic Brown, Gregory Junior, Antonio Johnson,

This is the group that could experience the most changes in the upcoming months, especially if the Jags take a cornerback in Rounds 1 or 2 of the draft. The front office released Darious Williams and brought in Ronald Darby to potentially line up opposite Tyson Campbell.

Tre Herndon, who mostly manned the slot, left in free agency. Antonio Johnson stepped into his play and could once again handle nickel duty in 2024. Then again, he could also move to safety. The coaching staff will probably figure out his role in training camp.

Chris Claybrooks is also gone, so Montaric Brown and Gregory Junior will be the top backups for the time being.

Safeties (4) Darnell Savage, Andre Cisco, Andrew Wingard, Daniel Thomas

It seemed like the Jaguars were going to plug in Antonio Johnson opposite Andre Cisco after releasing Rayshawn Jenkins. However, they brought in a proven veteran in Darnell Savage who gives them flexibility in the defensive back end. With Savage in the mix, the coaching staff can leave Johnson in the slot or have him compete with Savage for playing time.

Andrew Wingard returns as the primary back and Daniel Thomas, who's back on a two-year deal, will mostly play special teams.

Jaguars special teams after free agency

Specialists (3) Riley Patterson, Ross Matiscik, Logan Cooke

Jacksonville brought in a familiar face in Riley Patterson. They tried to sign veteran Will Lutz in free agency but he backed down from a deal and returned to the Denver Broncos. Maybe the Jaguars will look for a kicker in the draft or add one afterward to compete with Patterson.

Regardless of who's the kicker in 2024, punter Logan Cooke and long-snapper Ross Matiscik are back and have a roster spot pretty much guaranteed.

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