JACKSONVILLE – This round was about some very familiar names.
That was expected to be case when the Jaguars reduced their roster to the NFL regular-season limit of 53, and it played out that way Saturday afternoon.
Ryan Davis, a four-year veteran who moved from defensive end to outside linebacker this offseason, was among four players released and among 22 roster moves as the team reduced the roster from 75 to 53 players two days after the 2016 preseason finale against the Atlanta Falcons.
Guard Mackenzy Bernadeau, signed as an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, also was among the players released along with sixth-year wide receiver Arrelious Benn and fifth-year offensive lineman Jacques McClendon.
Safety Josh Evans, a sixth-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, was among 16 players waived along with rookie defensive end Tyrone Holmes. The latter was a seventh-round selection in the '16 draft.
Other players waived Saturday:
Second-year linebacker Thurston Armbrister, first-year defensive lineman Richard Ash, third-year defensive lineman T.J. Barnes, rookie cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun, rookie tight end Braedon Bowman, third-year offensive lineman Kadeem Edwards, first-year wide receiver Shaq Evans, rookie offensive lineman Rashod Hill, first-year wide receiver Rashad Lawrence, second-year cornerback Nick Marshall, fourth-year linebacker Sean Porter, rookie offensive lineman Pearce Slater, third-year linebacker Jordan Tripp and first-year wide receiver Shane Wynn.
Marshall, Tripp and Armbrister all played contributing roles for the Jaguars at some point last season.
The team made two other moves to reach the 53-player limit, placing second-year defensive tackle Michael Bennett on the reserve/injured list. He sustained a calf injury against the Falcons Thursday.
The team also announced that it will place third-year cornerback Aaron Colvin on the team's Reserve/Suspended by Commissioner list on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET. Colvin will be suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substances policy.