"Expendable" is a harsh word, but it highlights the reality of the role turnover plays in football. By turnover I don't mean giving the ball to the other team, but rather the turning over of certain roster spots from incumbents to new faces.
Turnover is a necessary evil in the NFL, and the main reason roster spots are turned over is because the outgoing player is deemed expendable by the team.
Why would a player be considered expendable? Maybe his performance fell off dramatically. Maybe he suffered a career-altering injury. Maybe he was simply outplayed by his backup, or maybe his contract is simply too high to make sense for the team.
Though as fans, some of us would love to have certain players stay in our favorite team's uniform for their entire careers, sometimes it simply isn't realistic. Like most teams, the Jaguars have plenty of players that will start the 2012 season in a different uniform than the one in which they ended 2011.
NFL front offices have to make tough decisions; the Jaguars will have several to make this offseason. Here are five players who may not be back in a Jaguars uniform in 2012.