Now that we are less than a week from the 2020 NFL season starting, the Jacksonville Jaguars will soon begin their 2020 NFL roster cuts. The Jaguars have until 4:00pm EST on Saturday, September 5 to get their roster down to the regular season 53-player limit.
Practice squads are also expanding up to 16 players because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so that’ll be something to keep an eye on as well.
Players who are or have been released Friday through today will be on waivers until Sunday at noon, when they become free agents. At that point, teams may begin curating their practice squad.
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.
53-man roster prediction
Demetrius takes a guess at what the final roster will look like here. Some interesting names on here due to the roster gutting that’s been happening over the last few days.
Roster cuts and updates
3:04 PM: Final cuts have been announced! The roster stands at 53 players... for now.
The Jaguars have waived RB Nathan Cottrell, QB Josh Dobbs, TE Ben Ellefson, LB Nate Evans, TE Matt Flanagan, LB Joe Giles-Harris, WR Terry Godwin, WR Josh Hammond, OL Blake Hance, CB Amari Henderson, OL KC McDermott, OL Garrett McGhin, CB Parry Nickerson, LS Matt Orzech, OL Austen Pleasants, OL Ryan Pope, S J.R. Reed, WR Marvelle Ross and OL Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms.
The Jaguars have released QB Mike Glennon and DL Caraun Reid.
The Jaguars have waived/injured WR Michael Walker (knee).
The Jaguars have placed CB Tramaine Brock (hamstring) on the reserve/injured list.
The Jaguars have placed RB Ryquell Armstead on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
DT Carl Davis (four games) and DE Josh Mauro (five games) have been placed on the Reserve/Suspended by Commissioner list.
#Jaguars have announced transactions prior to the 53-man roster deadline:— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) September 5, 2020
CB Brock placed on IR
Released QB Mike Glennon and DL Caraun Reid
Waived/injured WR Michael Walker
Carl Davis (4 games) and DE Josh Mauro (5 games)have been placed on the Reserve/Suspended by commish list pic.twitter.com/hS4waUqgmO
2:10 PM: Non-roster news, but the Cincinnati Bengals are only allowing 6,000 fans for their Week 4 matchup.
Cincinnati Bengals will be allowed to host 6000 fans at the Oct. 4 home game against the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Oct. 25 home game against the Cleveland Browns.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 5, 2020
1:50 PM: According to JaguarReport’s John Shipley, the Jaguars will be waiving former Florida Gators wide receiver Josh Hammond. Hammond was signed as an undrafted free agent shortly following the draft this year.
The roster count is now at 64 with just 11 more transactions left to go.
The #Jaguars have waived WR Josh Hammond, per sources.— John Shipley (@_John_Shipley) September 5, 2020
1:19 PM: According to The Athletic’s Greg Auman, the Jaguars are expected to place cornerback Tramaine Brock on team’s reserve/injured list, ending his season. The team has had a youth movement at defensive back, and it’ll continue without Brock.
The roster count is now at 65 with just 12 more transactions left to go.
Jaguars are expected to place veteran corner Tramaine Brock on injured reserve, ending his season. Was competing for backup role, now leaves Jacksonville secondary even younger after other offseason departures.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) September 5, 2020
1:12 PM: According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Jaguars will be releasing both backup quarterbacks Josh Dobbs and Mike Glennon. This means, sixth-round rookie QB Jake Luton will be making the team’s 53-man roster. Luton has looked like the second-best QB during training camp.
The #Jaguars are cutting both backup QBs Mike Glennon and Josh Dobbs, source said. A surprise. So it’s starter Gardner Minshew and backup Jake Luton from Oregon State… for now. One could return after the 53-man roster shakes out.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 5, 2020
12:53 PM: A surprising cut that the Jaguars could keep their eye on — Seaatle Seahawks cutting LB Shaquem Griffin.
The Seahawks are waiving DE/LB Shaquem Griffin, per source. A 2018 fifth-round pick, Shaquem seemed to have found a home as a pass-rusher/strongside LB, but now he’ll be available on waivers.— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) September 5, 2020
An aside: His twin bro Shaquill is in a contract year.
10:46 AM: According to The Athletic’s Greg Auman, the Jaguars are waiving CB Parry Nickerson, and will attempt to bring him back to the practice squad. The running number on the team’s roster is now at 68 with 15 more roster moves to be made.
Jaguars are waiving corner Parry Nickerson and expect to bring him back on the practice squad. Former Jets draft pick played in four games last season.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) September 5, 2020
7:13 PM: According to The Athletic’s Greg Auman, the Jaguars have cut nine players, including RB Nathan Cottrell, WR Marvelle Ross, TE Matthew Flanagan, OL Ryan Pope, OL Austin Pleasants, OL K.C. McDermott, OL Garrett McGhin, OL Blake Hance, LS Matthew Orzech.
With Orzech losing the long snapping battle, rookie long snapper Ross Matiscik makes the team as an UDFA out of Baylor.
Jaguars cuts we've now reported, up to nine: RB Nathan Cottrell, WR Marvelle Ross, TE Matthew Flanagan, OL Ryan Pope, OL Austin Pleasants, OL K.C. McDermott, OL Garrett McGhin, OL Blake Hance, LS Matthew Orzech.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) September 4, 2020
4:37 PM: Do not be surprised if the Jaguars add a running back off waivers with RB Ryquell Armstead once again on the reserve/COVID list.
#Jaguars have placed RB Ryquell Armstead on the team’s Reserve/COVID-19 list.— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) September 4, 2020
2:34 PM: Two more cuts — WR Marvelle Ross and LS Matthew Orzech are gone.
The #Jaguars have begun the process of cutting down to the 53-man roster, waiving WR Marvelle Ross and LS Matthew Orzech, per sources.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 4, 2020
12:40 PM: Yannick Ngakoue on leaving the Jaguars. I, too, am disheartened.
Ngakoue said he was "disheartened" about not getting a long-term deal in Jacksonville.— Matthew Coller (@MatthewColler) September 4, 2020
11:15 AM: Jacksonville has a crowded defensive line room, so releasing DE Caraun Reid isn’t very surprising.
Jaguars released veteran DE Caraun Reid today.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 4, 2020