The Jaguars began their mandatory roster reduction to 65 players, plus NFL Europe exemptions, by waiving six players today. The list of those cut was headed by seventh-round draft choice Anthony Denman, a linebacker from Notre Dame. Denman is the first member of the Jaguars' 2001 draft class to be released.
Quarterback Ted White, defensive tackle Ryan Harklau, offensive linemen Jeff Long and Billy Young, and tight end Ryan Neufeld were also released. A seventh player, cornerback Evan Hlavacek, was placed on the reserve/left team list.
White's release left the Jaguars with Jamie Martin and Jonathan Quinn as backups to starting quarterback Mark Brunell.
Rosters must be reduced to 65 players by this Tuesday, Aug. 28, though NFL Europe exemptions may be maintained until the final cuts on Sunday, Sept. 2. The Jaguars currently have nine players on their roster who played in NFL Europe this past spring.
If all of those Europe players are retained in this roster reduction, the Jaguars would have to cut a minimum of six more players before four p.m. this Tuesday.
Vic Ketchman is the Senior Editor of Jaguars Inside Report, the official team newspaper of the Jacksonville Jaguars. One-year subscriptions may be purchased by calling 1-888-846-5247.