Through three preseason games it should be pretty easy to cut the Jacksonville Jaguars roster down to 53 men, but on the back end of the rosters there is some difficulty on deciding who to release. I'm not going to try to predict the practice squad, because it's hard to tell exactly what a team is thinking when creating those.
Some of the injuries have made cutting some of the position groups easier, as with Josh Wells hitting injured reserve I don't have to talk myself into keep 10 offensive lineman and going lighter somewhere else. Also, I kept Nick Marshall over Rashaad Reynolds because I'm not sure he'll clear waivers but I think Reynolds will. The Jaguars also have to make a decision on Sen'Derrick Marks before the start of the season since he's on the PUP list. I'd imagine they'll activate him from that list before Week 1, else he will have to sit out the first six games of the season.
I'd also like to mention that prior to Andre Branch's injury, I was planning on cutting him and just rolling with three LEO ends for now and using Dan Skuta as a sub pass rusher in place of Branch on some downs. With his MCL sprain however, that's unlikely to happen.
Here's where I stand right now on the roster:
|Quarterback||Blake Bortles, Chad Henne|
|Running Backs||T.J. Yeldon, Denard Robinson, Toby Gerhart, Bernard Pierce, Corey Grant|
|Wide Receivers||Marqise Lee, Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, Rashad Greene, Bryan Walters|
|Tight Ends||Julius Thomas, Marcedes Lewis, Clay Harbor, Ben Koyack|
|Offensive Line||Luke Joeckel, Zane Beadles, A.J. Cann, Brandon Linder, Austin Pasztor, Luke Bowanko, Stephen Wisniewski, Jermey Parnell, Tyler Shatley|
|Defensive Line||Tyson Alualu, Roy Miller, Jared Odrick, Abry Jones, Ziggy Hood, Sen'Derrick Marks, Michael Bennett|
|LEOs||Chris Clemons, Andre Branch, Ryan Davis, Chris Smith|
|Linebackers||Paul Posluzny, Telvin Smith, LaRoy Reynolds, Dan Skuta, Jeremiah George|
|Cornerbacks||Davon House, Aaron Colvin, Dwayne Gratz, Demetrius McCray, Nick Marshall|
|Safeties||Johnathan Cyprien, Sergio Brown, Craig Loston, James Sample|
|Special Teams||Josh Scobee, Bryan Anger, Carson Tinker|