The Jaguars have pared down their roster to 53 on Saturday by cutting 20 players.The players on that list are: C Michael Brewster, G Drew Nowak, DE Gerald Rivers, QB Ricky Stanzi, WR Chad Bumphis, FB Eric Kettani, TE Brandon Barden, OT Cody Booth, DL Deandre Coleman, DT Ricky Heimuli, S Craig Loston, QB Stephen Morris, K/P Kasey Redfern, G Tyler Shatley, TE D.J. Tialavea, LB Marcus Whitfield, WR Kerry Taylor, S Sherrod Martin, LB Nate Stupar and CB Jamell Fleming.
The Jaguars have parted with 15 players Friday. Offensive linemen Michael Brewster and Drew Nowak were among the casualties. Defensive end Gerald Rivers and QB Ricky Stanzi were also cut. The team also parted ways with WR Chad Bumphis, FB Eric Kettani, TE Brandon Barden, OL Cody Booth, DL Deandre Coleman, DT Ricky Havili-Heimuli, S Craig Loston, QB Stephen Morris, K Kasey Redfern, OL Tyler Shatley, TE D.J. Tialavea and LB Marcus Whitfield.
Former University of Iowa standout quarterback Ricky Stanzi has been cut by the Jaguars. Stanzi was stuck behind Chad Henne and Blake Bortles. He has yet to throw a pass in a regular season game after three seasons.
The Jaguars plan to ease in rookie quarterback Blake Bortles, but he would be next in line if Chad Henne got hurt, reports the Florida Times-Union. The report says it's "a guarantee" Bortles would be next in line if Henne was injured even though the Jaguars don't want to rush Bortles into action. Ricky Stanzi would be the only other quarterback candidate if Henne got hurt.
The Jaguars have made QB Ricky Stanzi, CB Dwayne Gratz, RB Delone Carter, LB Geno Hayes, TE Allen Reisner, OL Patrick Lewis and DE Gerald Rivers inactive Week 17. Both Hayes and Gratz were ruled out prior to Sunday. The other five players were not listed on the injury report, and are healthy scratches.
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