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Jaguars trim roster to 53


The Jacksonville Jaguars waived 21 players and placed one on injured reserve to reduce the team's 75-man roster to the NFL-mandated limit of 53. In addition, the Jaguars and the Cincinnati Bengals have agreed to a trade involving S Reggie Nelson for CB David Jones and an undisclosed draft pick. The trade is contingent on both players passing physicals. 

Included among the players released were 12 veterans: S Gerald Alexander, LB Alvin Bowen, DT Atiyyah Ellison, G Kynan Forney, LB Tony Gilbert, LB Teddy Lehman, DL Jeremy Navarre, RB Kolby Smith, CB Scott Starks, TE Ernest Wilford, WR Troy Williamson and LB Rod Wilson.

Also waived were three first-year players – DT Walter Curry, WR Clarence Denmark and WR John Matthews – as well as six rookies in OT Daniel Baldridge, TE Mike Caussin, QB Trevor Harris, RB Chad Kackert, DT Ko Quaye and C Bradley Vierling. Rookie LB Kyle Bosworth was placed on injured reserve.

All 15 of the Jaguars' draft picks from the last two years are on the current roster, and three undrafted rookies made the cut to 53 in LB Jacob Cutrera, OT Kevin Haslam and DE Aaron Morgan.

The Jaguars will be able to sign eight practice squad players after 12:00 noon on Sunday.

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