The Jacksonville Jaguars have named their initial practice squad for the 2014 NFL season. The team is allowed a maximum of 10 players on the practice squad, given they meet certain eligibility criteria.
Here's the initial Jaguars practice squad, as it stands currently:
1. QB Stephen Morris
2. WR Kerry Taylor
3. LB Marcus Whitfield
4. OT Cody Booth
5. DL DeAndre Coleman
6. SS Craig Loston
7. WR Tony Washington
8. RB Henry Josey
9. CB Peyton Thompson
10. TE Marcel Jensen
11:48 AM: We're all done with the initial practice squad. Rookie Marcel Jensen cleared waivers.
Jags sign tight end Marcel Jensen to practice squad. They have filled full compliment of roster now. #actionsportsjax— Brent Martineau (@BrentAS360) September 2, 2014
3:35 PM: Are we there yet?
Nine spots on #Jaguars practice squad filled, waiting for tight end Marcel Jensen to clear waivers and take final spot.— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) September 1, 2014
10:54 AM: The Jaguars have added a cornerback to their practice squad.
Jaguars signed cornerback Peyton Thompson to the practice squad— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) September 1, 2014
5:40 PM: It'd be nice to have some tight end depth on the practice squad. We'll find out tomorrow.
Eighth spot, source confirms @caplannfl report will be RB Henry Josey ... Source says ninth spot is also behind held for TE Marcel Jensen.— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) August 31, 2014
5:40 PM: Six of the first eight spots on the practice squad are from the Jaguars, but wide receiver Tony Washington is another outside signing. He spent some time with the Indianapolis Colts.
Other signees to prax squad -- Cody Booth, DeAndre Coleman, Craig Loston and WR Tony Washington.— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) August 31, 2014
Happy to be a Jacksonville Jaguar. Great opportunity in front on me I can't wait! @Jaguars— Tony Washington (@Tony_TDUB) August 31, 2014
5:31 PM: That's two more additions to the Jaguars practice squad from final cuts.
#Jaguars have signed Stephen Morris, Kerry Taylor and Marcus Whitfield to practice squad.— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) August 31, 2014
5:24 PM: For those who don't know, Henry Josey was the leading rusher through this year's preseason. He's also got some kick return abilities. Not a bad pickup for general manager Dave Caldwell.
Former #Mizzou running back Henry Josey has signed with the #Jaguars as a member of their practice squad (via @caplannfl).— Michael Kelly (@MichaelLKelly) August 31, 2014
The dream is over: Henry Josey signed to Jaguars practice squad http://t.co/TXTE5niHax— BleedingGreenNation (@BleedingGreen) August 31, 2014
1:24 PM: Stephen Morris was the first signing and it's not much of a surprise. He was considered a lock once the team cut Ricky Stanzi, given his connection with offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch.
The #Jaguars are signing QB Stephen Morris to their practice squad, per a league source.— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) August 31, 2014
Remember that any of these players can be signed by another team at any point of the season. If a team signs a player off another team's practice squad however, they must be on the active game day roster for a certain number of games. This prevents teams from freely just plucking players to pick their brains on a team for a week and then cut them.
The players on the Jaguars practice squad will likely change throughout the season, but this will be their 10-player squad for Week 1.