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Jaguars trim to 75, cut Bjoern Werner and place James Sample on IR

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars cut down their roster to 78 players on Monday afternoon, with no real big names or surprises being cut. On Tuesday morning, the Jaguars got their roster down to 75 players prior to the 4 p.m. league deadline.

The biggest names cut by the Jaguars were Demetrius McCray and Nic Jacobs, who I think was a little bit of a surprise cut in the first wave. Jacobs was more of a blocking tight end that didn't really bring much to the passing game, but he'd stuck on the roster the past two seasons because of his in-line blocking ability. He didn't really do a ton in the preseason while some other younger tight ends seemed to pass him.

The other big name cut, but isn't really a surprise, was former first round pick Bjoern Werner. At one time, projected to the Jaguars as a top five pick, he played linebacker in the Indianapolis Colts 3-4 front without success and struggled to climb the depth chart in Jacksonville.

The team also placed safety James Sample on IR, which has become a familiar place for the former fourth-round pick.