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Jacksonville Jaguars final cuts tracker: 53-man roster decision news and rumors

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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.

2:10 PM: Non-roster news, but the Cincinnati Bengals are only allowing 6,000 fans for their Week 4 matchup.

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.

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.

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.

12:53 PM: A surprising cut that the Jaguars could keep their eye on — Seaatle Seahawks cutting LB Shaquem Griffin.

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.

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.

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.

2:34 PM: Two more cuts — WR Marvelle Ross and LS Matthew Orzech are gone.

12:40 PM: Yannick Ngakoue on leaving the Jaguars. I, too, am disheartened.

11:15 AM: Jacksonville has a crowded defensive line room, so releasing DE Caraun Reid isn’t very surprising.