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Jaguars Cut Roster Down to 75
According to ESPN’s Michael DiRocco, the Jaguars cut their roster down to 75 players this week. The players cut were defensive tackle David Carter, wide receivers Kenny Shaw, Lamaar Thomas and Ramses Barden, running back Terrance Cobb, guard Antoine Caldwell, cornerbacks Mike Harris and Deion Blue, linebackers Allen Bradford and Josh Hull, fullback Harvey Unga, safety Joe Young, center Patrick Lewis and long snapper Charley Hughlett.
The most notable of the names above are Harris and Barden. Harris was a veteran defensive back who was moved to make room for some of the younger, more recently acquired talent. Barden was brought in to help with receiver depth, but he’s no longer needed with the emergence of Allen Hurns.
Ace Sanders Returns to Practice
Ace Sanders returned to practice after a month-long leave from the team for personal reasons. While Sanders remains suspended for the beginning of the season, it’s good to see him back with the team.
Sanders is a dynamic speedster who is a threat in the return game and as a receiver. Anytime he’s on the field, he’s a threat to score. It’s good to see him getting the help he needs and getting back onto the field.
It will be exciting to see what happens when he returns for good.
Jaguars Confident with Bortles Sitting
While Bortles has been impressive in the preseason, it looks like the team will continue with its plan of starting Henne.
In preseason action, the offense has certainly looked more efficient with Bortles at the helm. Maybe the offensive line's inconsistency is influencing the decision here. No one wants to see Bortles hurt early on, and this development time can only help his young career.