|Offense||23rd||101.9 (22nd)||233.0 (20th)|
|Defense||6th||106.4 (19th)||215.2 (5th)|
|96||Bennett, Michael||DT||6-2||298||2/24/1993||3||Ohio State|
|14||Blackmon, Justin||WR||6-1||210||1/9/1990||2||Oklahoma State|
|Bohanon, Tommy||RB||6-1||247||9/10/1990||4||Wake Forest|
|5||Bortles, Blake||QB||6-5||239||4/28/1992||4||Central Florida|
|Bouye, A.J.||CB||6-0||191||8/16/1991||5||Central Florida|
|Brown, Blair||LB||6-0||240||5/27/1994||R||Ohio U.|
|Campbell, Calais||DT||6-8||300||9/1/1986||10||Miami (Fla.)|
|60||Cann, A.J.||G||6-3||317||10/3/1991||3||South Carolina|
|Charles, Stefan||DT||6-5||320||6/9/1988||5||Regina (Canada)|
|Cole, Keelan||WR||6-2||175||4/20/1993||R||Kentucky Wesleyan|
|Cole, Audie||LB||6-5||248||6/1/1989||6||North Carolina State|
|Collins, Parker||C||6-3||291||5/19/1994||R||Appalachian State|
|Cook, Tim||RB||6-1||232||4/19/1994||R||Oregon State|
|Cutrer, Jeremy||CB||6-2||170||//||R||Middle Tennessee State|
|Davis, P.J.||LB||5-11||216||1/22/1995||R||Georgia Tech|
|92||Day, Sheldon||DT||6-1||285||7/1/1994||2||Notre Dame|
|Fournette, Leonard||RB||6-1||235||1/18/1995||R||Louisiana State|
|Gennesy, Avery||G||6-5||315||2/6/1994||R||Texas A&M|
|Grant, Doran||CB||5-10||200||11/30/1992||2||Ohio State|
|13||Greene, Rashad||WR||5-11||190||9/23/1992||3||Florida State|
|Harper, Jarrod||DB||6-1||212||//||R||West Virginia|
|Howard, Tracy||CB||5-10||185||4/29/1994||2||Miami (Fla.)|
|88||Hurns, Allen||WR||6-3||201||11/12/1991||4||Miami (Fla.)|
|33||Ivory, Chris||RB||6-0||224||3/22/1988||8||Tiffin University|
|83||Koyack, Ben||TE||6-5||269||4/9/1993||2||Notre Dame|
|65||Linder, Brandon||C||6-6||309||1/25/1992||4||Miami (Fla.)|
|99||Marks, Sen'Derrick (FA)||DT||6-2||309||2/23/1987||9||Auburn|
|Mathers, I'Tavius||RB||5-11||197||11/19/1993||R||Middle Tennessee State|
|97||Miller, Roy (FA)||DT||6-2||318||7/9/1987||9||Texas|
|75||Odrick, Jared (FA)||DE||6-5||298||12/31/1987||8||Penn State|
|Pinkard, Larry||WR||6-0||196||2/25/1992||1||Old Dominion|
|53||Porter, Sean (FA)||OLB||6-1||242||1/12/1991||4||Texas A&M|
|51||Posluszny, Paul||MLB||6-2||232||10/10/1984||11||Penn State|
|20||Ramsey, Jalen||CB||6-1||211||10/24/1994||2||Florida State|
|64||Reed, Chris||G||6-5||310||7/22/1992||2||Minnesota State|
|38||Richardson, Daryl (FA)||RB||5-11||196||4/12/1990||4||Abilene Christian|
|16||Robinson, Denard (FA)||RB||6-0||213||9/22/1990||5||Michigan|
|Robinson, Ezra||CB||5-11||189||2/19/1994||R||Tennessee State|
|15||Robinson, Allen||WR||6-3||218||8/24/1993||4||Penn State|
|50||Smith, Telvin||OLB||6-3||218||4/11/1991||4||Florida State|
|87||Sterling, Neal||TE||6-4||254||1/14/1992||3||Monmouth (N.J.)|
|25||Thompson, Peyton||DB||5-10||189||9/26/1990||3||San Jose State|
|Watford, Earl||G||6-3||300||6/24/1990||5||James Madison|
|72||Wells, Josh||T||6-6||310||2/14/1991||4||James Madison|
|Williams, Marquez||FB||5-10||259||//||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|66||Woodard, Jonathan||DE||6-5||271||9/19/1993||2||Central Arkansas|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Coming off an injury-shortened season, Lewis moved to the top of the depth chart when Jacksonville traded Julius Thomas to the Dolphins. A tight end group comprised of Lewis, Koyack and Sterling is far from exciting, and it's no secret the upcoming draft is strong at the position. Even if he were to enter the season atop Jacksonville's depth chart, Lewis likely would just be an ancillary piece in the passing game. He'll turn 33 in May, after missing five or more games in three of the past four seasons. The Jaguars may ultimately release Lewis, or else ask him to take a major pay cut as he enters the second season of a three-year, $12 million deal.
Church was one of several big name defensive free agents to sign with Jacksonville on Thursday. The team is aggressively trying to improve its defense, which struggled mightily in 2016. In 12 games with the Cowboys last season, Church had 85 tackles, a forced fumble, and four passes defensed, including two interceptions.
McNary spent the last four seasons with the Colts, playing in 49 games and recording 79 combined tackles. He posted a team-high nine special teams tackles in 2016, and should fill a similar special teams role with the Jaguars while providing depth for the team's linebacker corps.
Miller spent a majority of the 2016 season on IR after tearing his Achilles tendon during the Jaguars' sixth game of the year. At this point, he figures to be replaced by either Sheldon Day, Abry Jones or Louis Nix at defensive tackle.
After practicing in a limited fashion all week, Lee will suit up for the final game of the season against a Colts secondary that's largely struggled throughout the season despite the presence of Vontae Davis. Lee will try to finish what has been a breakout season on a strong note, with career highs in catches (57) and yards (765) and touchdowns (three) already under his belt.
With fellow tight end Neal Sterling iffy to play Sunday after not practicing this week, Koyack appears on track to head the Jaguars' Week 17 TE corps. Even in such a role, his fantasy upside remains limited, as Koyack turned his 52 snaps in Week 16's win over the Titans into just two catches (on two targets) for 12 yards.
Jones has been with the Jaguars for the first four years of his career and they've opted to reward him with an extension after recording 32 tackles during the 2016 campaign. He ended up starting nine of 15 games and was more then a serviceable run stopper, so look for Jones to continue to play a significant role in team's defensive line rotation moving forward. Barring any changes prior to training camp, look for Jones to open the preseason as one of the Jaguars' two starters at defensive tackle.
Day has been injured for the past few weeks, but could still make the final roster given he performs well throughout the rest of the preaseason and gets back to full health. He won't have much IDP value, as he's buried on the defensive line depth chart.
Robinson is a very experienced college left tackle who boasts excellent size (6-foot-6, 322 pounds) and athleticism (5.15-second 40-yard dash, 106-inch broad jump), but fell this far due to occasionally unreliable technique. He's a high-upside prospect who should earn a starting role early on.
Posluszny has been a stronghold for Jacksonville at middle linebacker the past six seasons but will now make the change as the team ushers in a new era on defense. "It will be a change, but that's what's going to be best for the team so we're going to give it a shot," the 32-year-old linebacker said. The shift means Posluszny isn't likely to be involved in nickel packages, which would significantly cut down his playing time. Last season, he registered 133 tackles, three pass deflections, 1.5 sacks, and one interception through 16 games.
Sample was injured during the preseason with what was believed to be just a stinger, but the issue appears to be more severe than originally expected as he's been placed on injured reserve. The 24-year-old safety will look to get back to full health before trying once again to make an NFL roster.
Grant's pick-six, a 39-yard return, was the first score of the game. Expected to compete with Senquez Golson and first round draft pick Artie Burns for defensive snaps, Grant may have an opportunity for increased playing time after Golson (foot) underwent Lisfranc surgery and is expected to miss four months.
The exact terms of the deal remain a bit unclear, but the sixth-year linebacker will provide the Jaguars with some depth at the middle linebacker position behind veteran Paul Posluszny. It's unlikely he will produce enough to be worthy of ownership in IDP leagues, with the majority of his snaps likely coming on special teams.
Brown (5-foot-11, 238 pounds) is a smaller linebacker but one who was very productive on tough Ohio defenses. He also proved a standout athlete at the Combine, logging a 4.65-second 40 along with a 37-inch vertical, 124-inch broad jump and 6.92-second three-cone drill. This is a player who might start someday, even if the Jaguars depth chart is a little too crowded in the short term.
Smoot (6-foot-3, 264 pounds) posted mediocre workout metrics at the Combine (4.77-second 40, 29.5-inch vertical), but he was a productive disruptor for Illinois the last two years, totaling 30 tackles for loss over that span. He'll likely serve as a rotational end.
Taken fifth overall in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Jaguars, Blackmon hasn't played in an NFL game since being suspended indefinitely back on Nov. 1, 2013 for a violation of the league's substance abuse program. Though he remains listed on Jacksonville's roster, the the 26-year-old wideout seems increasingly unlikely to play for the team again.
The 27-year-old defensive end bounced around between the Falcons and the Seahawks last season, and he hasn't appeared in more than four games in a single campaign since 2014. He adds some depth to the Jaguars' front, but the club has been so proactive in adding to its edge depth in recent years that it's difficult to imagine Goodman carving out a significant role next season.
In a disappointing season for the entire Jaguars offense, Myers remained dependable. Although his low field goal percentage of 79 percent may not affirm that notion, it should be noted that five of his seven misses came from beyond 50 yards. Under contract through next season, Myers will return in 2017 as a middling fantasy option at kicker.
Ramsey, the Jaguars first-round draft pick back in April, made his NFL regular season debut on Sunday. He drew the start at cornerback, but temporarily left the game with a minor ankle sprain. However, Ramsey returned later in the contest and finished with two tackles, which suggests the injury is unlikely to be a factor moving forward. Unless he's limited at practice throughout the week, expect Ramsey to be a full go moving forward.
Hurns missed the final five games of last season with a hamstring injury, but there's been no report of surgery and nothing to suggest that the issue will impact his offseason program. With Hurns, Robinson and Bortles all looking to bounce back from massively disappointing 2016 campaigns, this is shaping up as a make-or-break year for the young Jacksonville offense. Fellow wideout Marqise Lee did enjoy a breakout season amidst the chaos, thereby giving Hurns and Robinson more competition for targets than they had back in 2015. There should still be plenty to go around -- especially if the Jags don't use a high draft pick on a tight end or a pass-catching back. The team begins its offseason program April 10.
Bennett's season was marred by injuries from the beginning. He dealt with a hip ailment in the preseason before suffering a calf injury that rendered him out for the entirety of Jacksonville's 2016 campaign. The injured reserve designation ensures that Bennett will stay with the Jaguars for at least one more year, as he will try to make an impact on a front seven that saw great contributions from defensive tackles Malik Jackson and Sen'Derrick Marks in 2016.
The Jaguars haven't utilized a fullback in two years but will break that trend by signing Bohanon, who was the lead blocker for Chris Ivory for three years with the Jets from 2013 to 2015. Coincidental or not, those three seasons were the most productive of Ivory's career.
Grant served as the primary running back in the season finale with Chris Ivory (hamstring) and T.J. Yeldon (ankle) both held out. The second-year man out of Auburn took full advantage of the opportunity, topping 100 yards for the first time in his career. Grant was averaging just 3.0 yards per carry heading into this one, but raised that mark all the way to 5.1 thanks in large part to a 57-yard touchdown run. He finishes the season with 164 yards and a touchdown on 32 rushing attempts, as well as four catches for 35 yards and another touchdown.
Charles figures to provide depth along the defensive line for the Jaguars, but has never contributed enough to be worthy of IDP fantasy consideration.
Robinson spent the final year of his rookie contract serving as Jacksonville's No. 3 running back, taking 41 carries for 144 yards (3.5 per carry) in 13 games. He doesn't seem to have drawn much interest in free agency, and his participation in the upcoming rookie camp suggests he'll need to fight to stay in the league for another season. The former college quarterback hasn't displayed much since 2014.
The Jaguars heavily invested in their backfield the past two offseasons, selecting Yeldon at No. 36 overall in the 2015 draft, and then signing Ivory to a five-year, $32 million contract the following March. The result last season was a rushing attack that ranked 22nd in the NFL in yards per game (101.9) and 17th in yards per carry (4.2), with both of those marks getting a major boost from quarterback Blake Bortles, who took 58 carries for 359 yards (6.2 YPC). Ivory and Yeldon both fell shy of four yards per carry, but the latter did at least contribute 50 catches -- albeit for only 312 yards -- which should help him stay relevant in the Jacksonville backfield as a likely passing-down complement to Fournette. Yeldon missed the final game of last season with an ankle injury, but he should have time to make a full recovery before training camp, if he hasn't already.
McCray joins the Jaguars coming off a season in which he had just 16 tackles in 13 games played. He'll likely be a backup linebacker with the team and while he isn't expected to have a prominent role in the defense, he should provide special teams value.
Westbrook (5-foot-11, 178 pounds) is a small but explosive wideout who was extremely productive for Oklahoma in 2016, turning 108 targets into 1,524 yards and 17 touchdowns. His upside might be limited by his slight frame and advanced age (he'll turn 24 in November), but Westbrook should be a good deep threat specialist at the least. With Allen Robinson, Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns ahead of him, Westbrook is unlikely to make a fantasy impact in the near future.
Woodard had torn an Achilles' tendon during the team's offseason program and was never expected to be ready for the regular season opener. Now, he's officially ineligible to play until Week 7. However, it's unclear what sort of role he'll serve when healthy.
While Smith can still add some polish to his game, he's been among the Jaguars' most reliable defenders over the past two seasons. The Florida State product notched 104 combined tackles as a rookie and followed up with 128 tackles in 14 games last season. The Jaguars added high-upside rookie Myles Jack in the second round of the draft, and while Jack is expected to gradually take on a larger workload as the season progresses, his development isn't expected to result in significantly fewer snaps for Smith. In Week 1 against the Packers, Smith will be tasked with helping slow down Eddie Lacy, and he'll be tested in coverage against tight end Jared Cook.
Benn was only targeted 10 times in 2016, catching five passes for a total of 116 yards and one touchdown. He'll look to secure a role as a depth receiver and special teams player once again in 2017.
Richardson has bounced around plenty during his small NFL tenure so he could find a new home relatively soon depending on fit. Richardson's best season came back in 2012 when he rushed for 475 yards for the Rams.
Bouye was considered one of the highest-priority cornerbacks in free agency and was certainly paid like it. He had 63 tackles and 16 passes defenses, including an interception, in 15 games in 2016. He'll likely start across from Jalen Ramsey for the Jaguars in 2017.
At 6-foot-1 and in the 230-pound range, Fournette is one of the most uncommon size-speed specimens to come along at the running back position in the last few years. After running a 4.51-second 40 at the Combine at 240 pounds, Fournette figures to pose more of a 4.4 sort of speed after dropping around 10 pounds following the Combine. Physically ready for the NFL since he was a high school recruit for LSU three years ago, Fournette predictably dominated throughout his college career, stomping his way toward 3,830 yards (6.2 YPC) and 40 touchdowns in 32 games despite never getting much help from the offense around him. Even if the Jaguars keep familiar faces like T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory involved in the Jacksonville offense, this is Fournette's backfield now. Guessing his price in upcoming fantasy drafts is difficult given the lethargic offense he inherits, but later than the third round seems unlikely in most formats.
Fowler will look to make progress this week before the Jaguars take on the Titans on Christmas Eve. In the meantime, expect Yannick Ngakoue to see an increased role along Jacksonville's defensive line.
Pinkard is a second-year receiver out of Old Dominion who's yet to appear in an NFL game. He's far from guaranteed a spot on the Week 1 roster and will thus need to fight for a depth receiver job or a role on special teams this summer.
Sterling didn't practice all week and his inactive status comes as no surprise. Ben Koyack will see a majority of snaps at tight end with Sterling out.
Campbell, a two-time Pro Bowler, would combine with Michael Bennett and Malik Jackson to form a daunting defensive line in Jacksonville. However, considering Campbell operated in a 3-4 defense throughout his tenure in Arizona, it isn't clear how he'd fit in defensive coordinator Todd Wash's 4-3 system.
Colvin injured his ankle last week and the team likely determined he wouldn't be able to play in the next two weeks so they placed him on IR to open up a roster spot. His injury isn't expected to linger long into the offseason or limit him come time for offseason activities.
Robinson fell flat last season along with the rest of the young Jacksonville offense, with his receiving yards (1,400 to 883), touchdowns (14 to six) and yards per receptions (17.5 to 12.1) all falling off a cliff from his breakout 2015 campaign. Now entering the final year of his rookie contract, the 2014 second-round selection (No. 61 overall) carries a 2017 base salary under $1 million. An extension would give him long-term financial security, but the Jaguars probably aren't willing to pay him as an elite No. 1 receiver in the wake of such a disappointing season. If he waits things out and bounces back in 2017, the young wideout would be in a position next offseason to demand a contract that makes him one of the highest-paid receivers in the NFL. Also working in his favor, Robinson is one of the youngest players from the 2014 draft class, set to turn 24 just a couple of weeks before Week 1.
Signed to a five-year, $32 million contract last offseason, Ivory was a major disappointment his first season in Jacksonville, taking 117 carries for 439 yards (3.8 average) and three touchdowns, with 20 catches for 186 yards on 28 targets while playing only 11 games. With Fournette presumably stepping in as the early-down workhorse and Yeldon likely handling passing downs, Ivory may be left without a clear role in the Jaguars offense. His contract could keep him around for another season, but there isn't much cause for optimism regarding his future in Jacksonville.
Jackson, who signed a six-year deal with the Jaguars this offseason worth up to $85.5 million, said he spoke with coaches during OTA's and took their advice to heart. "The two things they talked to me about before we left for our break was losing weight and my cardio," Jackson said. "Coach Wash pulled me aside and said that's what I needed to work on." The 26-year-old played at around 308 pounds in 2015, when he recorded 5.0 sacks and 45 combined tackles, helping to lead the Broncos to a Super Bowl victory. As the headliner of a seven-man Jags free agent class, expectations will be high for Jackson, but head coach Gus Bradley is pleased with what he's seen thus far. "He has done a good job," Bradley said Friday. "I'll tell you what, he does a good job working on the edge. You know when you see him on a guard. Good technique and conditioning, he plays on the edge a little bit more and he shows some rushing."
Rivera visited some TE-needy teams this offseason (the Jets and Colts) but ultimately settled on the Jaguars, who currently roster six other players at the position. Helping his cause for playing time, though, is his stature as an H-back, from which he hauled in 146 of 230 passes for 1,413 yards and 10 touchdowns during his four seasons with the Raiders. Depending on how the Jaguars emerge from this year's draft, Rivera's primary competitor for work at the moment is a long-time Jag, Marcedes Lewis (calf).
Thompson, who converted from cornerback to free safety last offseason, finished the 2016 season with five tackles on defense and six on special teams across 15 game appearances. He'll likely enter the 2017 campaign in a backup role behind starter Tashaun Gipson.
The 2015 fifth-round selection has played in 17 games through two seasons, catching 24 of 43 targets for a measly 125 yards (5.2 YPR) and a a pair of touchdowns. Coming off a season-ending injury and competing for a job in a deep receiving corps, Greene may need to earn his roster spot as a return specialist.
Head coach Doug Marrone said he envisions Jack in a three-down role, but it isn't exactly clear how that will happen in a Jacksonville defense which also features Paul Posluszny and Telvin Smith in the linebacking corps. While the team might consider taking Posluszny off the field in its nickel defense, Jack will first need to prove that such a transition would actually be wise. The 2016 second-round selection started 10 of 16 games as a rookie, but he only logged 239 defensive snaps while splitting playing time with Dan Skuta, who was released by the Jaguars on Tuesday. Smith and Posluszny both topped 1,000 snaps last season while combining for 250 tackles.
Walters had some opportunities last season to serve as Jacksonville's No. 3 receiver when other players missed time with injuries, but he still finished the year with only 24 catches for 231 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 34 targets in 10 games. He'll likely return as the No. 4/5 wideout with a key role on special teams.
Ngakoue's ankle injury which he suffered during Sunday's loss to the Broncos doesn't appear to be serious, so he figures to be available in Week 14 against the Vikings.
Bortles will now be under contract with the Jaguars through the 2018 season, when he'll be owed roughly $19 million. That money is only guaranteed for an injury, however, so Jacksonville could release Bortles after this season without leaving any dead money against its salary cap. The third overall pick in 2014, Bortles has thrown 69 touchdowns and 51 interceptions thus far and sports a 11-34 record as a starter. Despite his inconsistencies, the Jags didn't use a single draft pick on a quarterback, thus putting their faith in Bortles ahead of this season.
Marks' release will clear $4.475 million in cap space for the Jaguars as they get set to sign big-time free agents Calais Campbell and A.J. Bouye. Campbell will effectively replace Marks along the Jaguars defensive line. During his four years in Jacksonville, Marks recorded 16 sacks and two forced fumbles.
Myrick made the most of his Combine invite, running a blazing 4.28-second 40 to get his draft stock trending in the right direction. His tape and diminutive size (5-10, 200) point to Myrick being a slot corner at the next level, but his speed and elusiveness in the return game should help him crack the roster as a special teamer at the very least.
Gipson has been day-to-day throughout the week, but will give it a go Sunday. The safety figures to reclaim his role as starter, but Peyton Thompson could see increased action if the team decides to monitor Gipson's reps.
The four-year vet has served primarily as a special teams player during his short NFL career. With the Jaguars looking to add some depth at the linebacking position, Porter became expendable.
Odrick was released by the Jaguars in February after completing just two seasons of a five-year, $42.5 million contract -- a deal that was widely viewed as an overpay at the time. Coming off a season in which he was limited to one sack and 12 tackles in six games while dealing with shoulder, triceps, quad and ankle injuries, the 29-year-old defensive tackle will have to settle for a much smaller contract in his second crack at free agency. He did have 4.5 or more sacks in four of five seasons from 2011 to 2015 while with the Dolphins, playing all 16 games in each of those years. Odrick would make sense as a discount/fallback option for a Giants defense that recently lost DT Jonathan Hankins to the Colts. Seattle could also use interior line help, whereas Philadelphia seems to have addressed that area by trading for Timmy Jernigan to join Fletcher Cox. Odrick should have time to work his way back to full strength before training camp.
Howard appeared in 15 games for the Browns last season as an undrafted rookie out of Miami and racked up 20 tackles and one pass defensed along the way. He will try to crack the Jaguars' 53-man roster as a depth option in the secondary and a possible kickoff return specialist as well.