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Jaguars trim roster down to 80, Place RB Travis Etienne on injured reserve

The Jaguars have officially trimmed its roster down to 80 players ahead of Tuesday’s deadline.

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Today, the Jaguars officially trimmed its roster down to 80 players from 84.

Among the moves, the team officially placed first-round pick, running back Travis Etienne on the team’s injured reserve list after the rookie running back suffered a reported lisfranc injury, or midfoot sprain, during the team’s 23-21 loss against the New Orleans Saints on Monday night.

Etienne’s rookie year is now over as he cannot be activated from the team’s reserve/injured list this year. Only players that are placed on the list following the official deadline for teams to cut down to 53 players are eligible to be on short-term injured reserve status.

The official timeline for Etienne’s recovery is to be determined, but according to multiple outlets, he will undergo surgery to repair the injury.

The rookie out of Clemson was selected with the team’s second, first-round pick this year at pick No. 25 overall. He was expected to play a major role in the team’s offense, bringing his unique speed, acceleration and quickness that head coach Urban Meyer desired to the team.

Along with ending Etienne’s season, the Jaguars also waived defensive tackle Kenny Randall, offensive lineman Derwin Gray and cornerback Jameson Houston. Jacksonville traded former fourth-round pick, Josiah Scott, to the Philadelphia Eagles to Houston and a 2023 sixth-round pick earlier this year.

The Jaguars do not have to make any other moves to get down to 80 as defensive end Josh Allen was placed on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list yesterday. He does not currently count against the team’s 80-man roster, however, once Allen is activated Jacksonville will need to make a corresponding move to be compliant with the league’s mandate.

The Jaguars, and the rest of the NFL, will need to get to 53 players by 4:00 P.M. ET. on Aug. 31, a week from today. Jacksonville takes on the Dallas Cowboys for its final preseason game on Saturday, Aug. 28.