The Jacksonville Jaguars are ahead of the curve. Today, the Jaguars made their cuts and worked their way to a 75-man roster in advance of Tuesday afternoon’s deadline.
It’s never fun to put an end to a number of careers, but is the harsh reality of the business side of the NFL.
“This is never an easy day. Some tough decisions were made today,” general manager David Caldwell said. ”These players all came in and competed every day and we appreciate all the work they put into the building of our team. We wish them nothing but the best in the future.”
The team released guard Mark Asper, punter Ken Parrish, cornerback Lionel Smith, linebacker Maalik Bomar, linebacker Jeremiah Green, defensive end J.D. Griggs, defensive end Paul Hazel, wide receiver Jamal Miles, safety Ray Polk and tackle Roderick Tomlin, along with long-snappers Luke Ingram and Jeremy Cain. Cain had been the team’s long-snapper for the past seven years.
To clear the final spot and get the roster to 75, the Jaguars placed cornerback Jeremy Harris on the injured reserve list. The team selected Harris in the seventh-round of the 2013 NFL Draft.