Now that the preseason is officially over, the Jacksonville Jaguars will soon begin their 2019 NFL roster cuts. The Jaguars have until 4:00pm EST on Saturday, August 31 to get their roster down to the regular season 53-player limit.
Stay tuned to this thread for lives updates on roster cuts, trades, rumors, and more. The Jaguars might not officially confirm their roster moves until Saturday afternoon but some of their moves will slowly leak out through media reports before then.
Roster cuts and updates
8:25 PM: Not art. Picasso Nelson had an interception too. Great read of the defense on the play, smart guy.
#Jaguars are waiving rookie CB Picasso Nelson, per source. Had an interception against Philly.— Phillip Heilman (@phillip_heilman) August 31, 2019
5:37 PM: A pair of tight ends is gone — Donnie Ernsberger and Ethan Wolf. Neither really stood out in the preseason (and the tight ends group is pretty weak as a whole) but both should be practice squad candidates.
#Jaguars are waiving TE Donnie Ernsberger. Another practice squad candidate. Can do some H-back stuff as well.— Phillip Heilman (@phillip_heilman) August 30, 2019
#Jaguars are waiving TE Ethan Wolf, per source. Would think they get at least one tight end on the practice squad.— Phillip Heilman (@phillip_heilman) August 30, 2019
5:05 PM: A pair of defensive linemen gone. Kalani Vakameilalo and Michael Hughes weren’t going to make the team anyway.
The #Jaguars are waiving DT Kalani Vakameilalo, per source.— Phillip Heilman (@phillip_heilman) August 30, 2019
#Jaguars have waived DT Michael Hughes, per source.— Phillip Heilman (@phillip_heilman) August 30, 2019
4:59 PM: I had Josh Wells on my 53-man roster prediction, as did Alfie Crow. For me, it was less about how good he was but how bad his competition is. If Leonard Wester makes it, so help me...
Josh Wells: ''It has been a blessing to be here that long, but that's the nature of the business in always trying to find a way to be the best team in the NFL. So I think I've come to understand it from the business side.'' #Jaguars— John Reid (@JohnReid64) August 30, 2019
4:15 PM: Jaguars officially announced they have released DL Datone Jones, RB Thomas Rawls, OL Josh Wells and LB Ramik Wilson, and releasing LB Davis Tull via injury settlement, bringing their roster down to 85 players. More or less most of the bubble vested veterans.
2:58 PM: Another rookie cornerback hits the waiver wire. Tae Hayes had a decent outing this preseason, but the cornerbacks room is stacked.
The #Jaguars are waiving rookie CB Tae Hayes, per source. Hayes had an interception and four passes defensed in a productive preseason.— Phillip Heilman (@phillip_heilman) August 30, 2019
2:28 PM: What the heck happened to Jake Ryan this offseason?
2:07 PM: C.J. Reavis is the second most surprising cut behind Datone Jones. I do not get it.
1:19 PM: I like the idea of putting in a waiver claim for Pharoh Cooper.
1:04 PM: Before you ask, no. We should not sign Shane Ray.
Former Broncos 1st Rounder Shane Ray has been waived by the Ravens.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) August 30, 2019
12:31 PM: Interesting. Brandon Marshall would be good for the Jaguars... if he’s willing to come back. They need a lot of help at linebacker.
A surprise release: the Raiders have terminated linebacker Brandon Marshall, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 30, 2019
11:20 AM: And just like that The Goo is gone, but he will likely be back on the practice squad.
Not a surprise, but league sources confirm that Jaguars have released QB Alex McGough.— Michael DiRocco (@ESPNdirocco) August 30, 2019
10:20 AM: A little context on the Datone Jones cut. Maybe they bring him back? I don’t know. I think he gets snatched up off waivers before the season starts, honestly.
Could be a guaranteed money move, could bring back after Week 1.— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) August 30, 2019
10:13 AM: Two more cuts — veteran wide receiver Terrelle Pryor and rookie cornerback Saivion Smith. Not surprised by either of these.
9:48 AM: Our first (reported) cut. Veteran defensive tackle Datone Jones is gone. Surprised, honestly. I thought he played more than well enough to earn a spot on the final roster.
Tomorrow is cut-down but for some teams, they have begun: The #Jaguars have released former first-round DT Datone Jones, source said. He blocked a FG last night.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 30, 2019
9:40 AM: We’ve got our 53-man roster predictions right here!
9:28 AM: Need some help figuring out who to keep an eye on when it comes to waiver wire pickups for Jacksonville? We got you.
9:26 AM: The Jaguars roster currently stands at 90 players. 37 moves to make before the deadline.