|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|
|Bibbs, E.J.||TE||6-2||258||8/28/1991||2||Iowa 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|
|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, Audie||LB||6-5||248||6/1/1989||6||North Carolina State|
|92||Day, Sheldon||DT||6-1||285||7/1/1994||2||Notre Dame|
|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|
|34||Hill, Bronson||RB||5-10||215||1/2/1993||1||Eastern Michigan|
|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|
|Kelly, Colin||T||6-5||298||12/29/1989||2||Oregon State|
|Kirby, Raphael||ILB||6-0||236||//||1||Miami (Fla.)|
|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|
|97||Miller, Roy (FA)||DT||6-2||318||7/9/1987||9||Texas|
|Nix, Louis||DT||6-2||331||7/31/1991||3||Notre Dame|
|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||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||RB||5-11||196||4/12/1990||4||Abilene Christian|
|16||Robinson, Denard (FA)||RB||6-0||213||9/22/1990||5||Michigan|
|15||Robinson, Allen||WR||6-3||218||8/24/1993||4||Penn State|
|54||Rush, Marcus||LB||6-2||251||6/19/1991||1||Michigan State|
|Shumate, Elijah||DB||6-0||224||1/12/1994||R||Notre Dame|
|Sinclair, Gannon||TE||6-7||258||2/5/1993||1||Missouri State|
|55||Skuta, Dan (FA)||OLB||6-2||252||4/21/1986||9||Grand Valley 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|
|Van Roten, Greg||G||6-3||303||2/26/1990||2||Pennsylvania|
|Washington, Tony||WR||5-11||195||10/18/1990||2||Appalachian 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|
|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.
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.
Reed had been one of Jacksonville's top backups along the offensive line and the team will miss him if any injuries strike the starting line. Tyler Shatley will likely see extra time in Reed's place if the Jaguars need any backup to step up and play.
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 for Jacksonville.
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.
Davis played in 13 games as a rookie last year. Amerson has played in 31 games over the last two seasons.
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.
Hill was promoted to the 53-man roster in mid-December and was active for the Jags' final three contests. He did not carry the ball in Week 15 against Houston or Week 16 against Tennessee, but he logged a pair of carries, including a seven-yards scamper, in the season finale. Hill, 24, is unlikely to stick with the Jaguars' long-term and figures to find himself on a practice squad in 2017.
Parnell sat out of practice on Wednesday and Thursday nursing his groin injury. The fact that he returned to practice without any limitations gives the impression that he should be ready to play Sunday.
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.
Bibbs absence was just a one day occurrence, as expected. Now that he's rested and rehydrated he should be fully healthy entering Friday's training camp session.
Poutasi was only signed to Jacksonville's active roster back in November but will now miss the remainder of the season.
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 hasn't appeared in more than four games in a single season since the 2014 campaign. 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 with them this 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.
Shumate didn't play in 2016 after being waived/injured with a wrist injury by Tampa Bay in the preseason. He'll look to catch on with Jacksonville in 2017, when he'll have a chance to secure a depth position and carve out a role on special teams.
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.
Linder has been dealing with a lingering shoulder injury in recent weeks.
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 was relegated to mostly spot duty in 2016, as the Jaguars relied heavily on the combination of Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon, neither of whom proved to be overly productive in their own right. With Yeldon and Ivory banged up throughout the year, Robinson had a few opportunities to see an increased workload, most notably against the Bills (Nov. 27) and Broncos (Dec. 4), when he carried 13 and 17 times, respectively. He failed to rush for more than nine yards on a single carry in either contest, however, a hallmark of a Jaguars' rushing attack that was among the most pitiful in the NFL on a week-to-week basis. Since entering the league as a converted quarterback in 2013, Robinson has held a steady role as a backup running back for the Jaguars, but with his contract set to expire this offseason, his future with the team is very much clouded. Considering both Yeldon and Ivory should be back in 2017, Robinson is perhaps more expendable than at any point in the past.
Yeldon and Ivory entered 2016 in a committee, with both ultimately held back by a combination of injuries, poor running and the general ineffectiveness of Jacksonville's ground attack. It sounds as if the team's early plan is to take a similar approach in 2017, hoping that better health and better blocking will lead to improved results. Should the committee shape up as expected, Yeldon would get most of the passing-down work and some of the carries, while Ivory would handle more carries along with short-yardage/goal-line work. The Jaguars might also consider involving Corey Grant and/or a draft pick in the potential committee, which would potentially dilute Yeldon's involvement even further.
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.
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.
Van Roten spent the last two seasons with the CFL's Toronto Argonauts and was named the team's Most Outstanding Lineman in both. He has limited NFL experience consisting of 10 game appearances for the Packers in 2012 and 2013 and will now compete for a depth role with the Jaguars.
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 was just claimed earlier in the week by the Jags after his release from the Steelers, with which he'd spent the entirety of the season.
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.
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.
Nix, a former Notre Dame standout and third-round pick by the Texans in 2014, has already bounced around between four organizations in his brief career, but has just four career games (all with the Giants in 2015) on his ledger. He was a member of the Jaguars' practice squad from Oct. 25 onward, but the team never added him onto the 53-man roster. Nix is set to attend training camp with the Jaguars, but he'll likely face an uphill battle in making the club in 2017.
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 which 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 weeks before Week 1.
Rush had a very strong preseason with the 49ers, recording six sacks in four games, but was stuck on the team's practice squad for most of the season. He will now get a chance to be a part of Jacksonville's active roster and will look to aid in the pass-rush department.
It was a disappointing year for Ivory, who was expected to serve as the Jaguars' primary short-yardage back after a successful 2015 campaign in New York. He was limited to only 11 games due to injuries, and he began the season on the inactive list following a personal medical issue. After that, Ivory never truly found his groove, struggling to a career-low average of just 3.8 yards per carry. The highlight of the 28-year-old's season was an 18-carry, 107-yard outburst against the Chiefs on Nov. 6, but that would be the first, and only, time he'd top 50 yards in a single game on the season. Over his final five games of the year, Ivory carried the ball 40 times, reaching the end zone only once. After signing a five-year deal with the Jags last offseason, all indications are that Ivory will return in 2017 for a relatively team-friendly $4.5 million. Ivory will likely split time with T.J. Yeldon again in what should be a more productive offense under a new coaching regime.
Bowanko required hip surgery in the offseason, but began practicing Nov. 23. If Brandon Linder (knee) is unable to suit up Sunday against the Vikings, Bowanko is ready and projects to serve as the backup center.
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 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, the third overall pick in 2014, has been largely disappointing through his first three seasons, evidenced by his career 6.59 yards per attempt, 69:51 touchdown-to-interception ratio, and 11-34 record as a starter. Although he'll still only be 25 years old this season, his fifth-year option would equal the average of the 10 highest-paid quarterbacks in the league, which is territory Bortles clearly doesn't belong in. Unsurprisingly, the Jaguars won't directly admit that, and say they're still evaluating his situation, but the most likely scenario seems to be them declining his option and hoping the urgency from a contract year inspires improvement from Bortles ahead of a possible franchise tag next offseason.
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.
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.
Skuta spent the past two seasons in Jacksonville but dealt with a string of injuries last year that limited his productivity, as he only managed to record 18 tackles and one pass deflection through 13 games in 2016. The drop-off in performance was enough for the Jaguars to sever ties with the once-starting outside linebacker, who was slated to make $12.3 million over the next three seasons.
Porter injured his hamstring in Week 15 and missed the Jaguars' Week 16 game against the Titans. Porter had spent much of the season on the practice squad and hadn't recorded any tackles in two games played for Jacksonville this season. The team should move on just fine in his absence.
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, 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.