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Jaguars reduce active roster to 53 players


JACKSONVILLE – Another day of roster moves …

Another day with a few moves involving notable names.

The Jaguars reduced their roster to the NFL-mandated 53 players Saturday. While doing so, they parted ways with at least one former draft selection.

Luke Bowanko, a center selected by the Jaguars in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, was traded to the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday for an undisclosed draft selection. That was one of 22 moves the team made to reduce the roster by Saturday at 4 p.m – the league's deadline for rosters to be at 53 players.

The Jaguars also released seventh-year linebacker Andrew Gachkar, fifth-year defensive end Malliciah Goodman and fourth-year linebacker Josh McNary.

The Jaguars also waived/injured second-year cornerback Doran Grant, undrafted rookie safety Jarrod Harper and second-year wide receiver Shane Wynn. Grant, Harper and Wynn will revert to the team's reserve/injured list if they clear waivers Sunday.

Also on Saturday, the Jaguars placed third-year wide receiver Rashad Greene Sr. on injured reserve. Because he went on injured reserve before Saturday at 4 p.m., the 2015 fourth-round selection is not eligible to return to the active roster this season.

The Jaguars on Saturday also waived:
Undrafted rookie running back Tim Cook, undrafted rookie defensive end Hunter Dimick, fourth-year cornerback Brian Dixon, second-year tight end Alex Ellis, undrafted rookie wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo, undrafted rookie offensive lineman Avery Gennesy, first-year tight end David Grinnage, second-year defensive back Tracy Howard, fourth-year cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste, first-year offensive lineman Nila Kasitati, undrafted rookie defensive tackle Kevin Maurice, undrafted rookie defensive end Carroll Phillips, second-year offensive lineman Chris Reed and first-year defensive end Jonathan Woodard.

Woodard was a seventh-round selection by the Jaguars in the 2016 NFL Draft. Ellis was on the Jaguars' active roster for six games last season and Reed was on the roster for 10 games last season.

The Jaguars made 15 roster moves Friday to reduce the roster from 90 to 75.

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