The Jacksonville Jaguars are sick and tired of being a laughing stock and they’re out to change that perception. This was clearly evident in last month’s NFL draft when they not only took a new franchise quarterback in the first round in Blake Bortles, but they went out and got him two of the best receivers coming out of college in Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee.
At least on the offensive side of the ball, head coach Gus Bradley is looking to revamp the entire system. However, with that means there will need to come some casualties and one of those could be second-year wide receiver Ace Sanders, according to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.
Not surprisingly, Jaguars fans reacted negatively via Twitter on Friday when I suggested on “Jaguars Today” on 1010XL that receiver Ace Sanders would be on the roster bubble this preseason. It wouldn’t be a shock because 5-foot-7 players who don’t make guys miss don’t have a ton of value. That said, if he improves his punt return stats in August, he deserves to make the 53-man roster.
In his rookie season last year, Sanders saw action in 15 games, catching 51 passes for 484 yards and one touchdown. But again, it’s clear that Bradley is putting everyone’s backs against the wall, and while Sanders may still have a spot on this team by the time training camp is over, it’s nothing close to a guarantee.