When the Jaguars took on the New York Jets on Saturday night, they did so with a few starting players returning to the lineup. After missing the first preseason game, Johnathan Cyprien, Justin Blackmon and Maurice Jones-Drew all returned to play against the Jets.
With these players returning to the lineup, the Jaguars looked to the starting offensive line to protect the team's best offensive skill players. While Luke Joeckel was out of the game with a hip injury, the starting offensive line (featuring Cameron Bradfield in the place of Joeckel) dominated the team's snap counts.
Leading the team in snaps, though, was tight end Allen Reisner, the recipient of a five-yard touchdown from Gabbert in the first quarter. With Marcedes Lewis scratched from the lineup late due to tightness in his calf, Reisner likely played in more snaps than the team originally intended, finishing the game with two receptions for 17 yards on four targets.
Defensively, it was Chris Prosinski leading the way for the Jaguars defense, despite the return of Cyprien to the lineup. A fourth-round selection in the 2011 NFL Draft, Prosinski has been the subject of plenty of fan criticism during his first two seasons in the NFL, but considering the amount of contribution he's been relied upon so far in preseason, his roster spot would appear to be safe.
After Prosinski, the snap counts were dominated by rookies and newcomers to the Jaguars defense with sixth and seventh-round picks, Josh Evans and Demetrius McCray, earning 47 snaps each.
Second-year linebackers, Brandon Marshall and Julian Stanford, earned the most special teams snaps on Saturday, each playing 18.