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Jacksonville Jaguars Roster Cuts and Predictions

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By five-o'clock this afternoon the Jacksonville Jaguars will need to cut four players to trim their roster down to 75 players. They only need to cut four because third round pick defensive tackle D'Anthony Smith will hit injured reserved due to the achilles injury he suffered during training camp.

So, what do I think the final roster will look like?

Click the jump to find out.

This is my pre-4th pre-season game roster prediction. It can change quite a bit depending on how Game 4 goes. I'd also like to note that I believe the Jaguars will make moves and have 2-4 players on the roster who are on other teams right now.

Special Teams:

  • P - Adam Podlesh
  • K- Josh Scobee
  • PR - Scotty McGee
  • KR - Deji Karim
  • LS - Jeremy Cain

Quarterbacks:

  • David Garrard
  • Luke McCown

Backs:

  • Maurice Jones-Drew
  • Rashad Jennings
  • Montell Owens
  • Greg Jones

Wide Receivers:

  • Mike Sims-Walker
  • Mike Thomas
  • Troy Williamson
  • Jarett Dillard
  • Kassim Osgood

Offensive Line:

  • Eugene Monroe
  • Eben Britton
  • Jordan Black
  • Kevin Haslam
  • Uche Nwaneri
  • Brad Meester
  • Vince Manuwai
  • Kynan Forney
  • Cecil Newton

Tight End:

  • Marcedes Lewis
  • Zach Miller
  • Ernest Wilford
  • Zach Potter

Defensive End:

  • Aaron Kampman
  • Derrick Harvey
  • Austen Lane
  • Larry Hart
  • Jeremy Mincey

Defensive Tackle:

  • Terrance Knighton
  • Tyson Alualu
  • Atiyyah Ellison
  • Leger Douzable

Linebackers:

  • Daryl Smith
  • Kirk Morrison
  • Justin Durant
  • Russell Allen
  • Teddy Lehman
  • Tony Gilbert

Cornerbacks:

  • Rashean Mathis
  • Derek Cox
  • Scott Starks
  • Don Carey
  • Michael Coe

Safety:

  • Anthony Smith
  • Gerald Alexander
  • Sean Considine
  • Tyron Brackenridge

In all honesty, I expect the Jaguars to pick up a linebacker or two and a safety or two, be it by either trade or waiver wire.

I chose four tight ends, because outside of Lewis the blocking from the tight ends is lackluster. I thought about forcing Brock Bolen on the roster, but a team can't carry 3 RB/FB players and I still feel Greg Jones is the better player and helps the team out more, despite his salary, for this  season. It's very likely Bolen winds up on the practice squad.

I believe Reggie Nelson falls in the same boat as Justin Smiley, he's starting or he's cut, and I think both will be cut and/or traded if a team feels like offering up a ham sandwich.

I've been told by some people that the Jaguars will not carry more than 5 wide receivers, else I would have put Underwood on the roster. In this instance I chose Williamson over him, because Underwood can be placed on the practice squad and brought up later if needed.