|Offense||6th||141.4 (2nd)||224.6 (16th)|
|Defense||2nd||116.2 (21st)||169.9 (1st)|
|61||Adams, Tony||G||6-1||302||12/28/1995||R||North Carolina State|
|96||Bennett, Michael||DT||6-2||287||2/24/1993||4||Ohio State|
|40||Bohanon, Tommy||RB||6-1||246||9/10/1990||5||Wake Forest|
|93||Campbell, Calais||DT||6-8||300||9/1/1986||11||Miami (FL)|
|Canady, Bryce||DB||6-0||193||//||R||Florida International|
|60||Cann, A.J.||G||6-3||315||10/3/1991||4||South Carolina|
|22||Carey, Don||DB||5-11||202||2/14/1987||10||Norfolk State|
|84||Cole, Keelan||WR||6-1||194||4/20/1993||2||Kentucky Wesleyan|
|41||Cook, Tim||RB||6-0||242||4/29/1994||1||Oregon State|
|9||Cooke, Logan||P||6-5||230||7/28/1995||R||Mississippi State|
|16||Crockett, Montay||WR||6-0||184||12/11/1993||1||Georgia Southern|
|35||Davis, Cody||DB||6-2||203||6/6/1989||6||Texas Tech|
|37||Delaney, Dee||DB||5-11||200||2/20/1995||R||Miami (FL)|
|13||Greene, Rashad||WR||5-11||186||9/23/1992||4||Florida State|
|86||Grinnage, David||TE||6-5||265||2/4/1994||1||North Carolina State|
|40||Hungalu, Manase||LB||6-1||238||1/4/1995||R||Oregon State|
|47||Hunter, Reggie||LB||5-11||240||1/2/1994||R||North Carolina Central|
|66||Jackson, Darius||DE||6-2||242||11/20/1994||R||Jacksonville State|
|58||King, Deon||LB||6-2||220||7/2/1993||3||Norfolk State|
|83||Koyack, Ben||TE||6-5||258||4/9/1993||3||Notre Dame|
|4||Lambo, Josh||K||6-0||215||11/19/1990||4||Texas A&M|
|19||Lazard, Allen||WR||6-4||227||12/11/1995||R||Iowa State|
|65||Linder, Brandon||C||6-6||315||1/25/1992||5||Miami (FL)|
|62||McDermott, KC||T||6-5||311||4/18/1996||R||Miami (FL)|
|10||Moncrief, Donte||WR||6-2||216||8/6/1993||5||Ole Miss|
|45||Motuapuaka, Andrew||LB||5-11||235||6/29/1995||R||Virginia Tech|
|68||Norwell, Andrew||G||6-6||325||10/25/1991||5||Ohio State|
|80||O'Shaughnessy, James||TE||6-4||245||1/14/1992||4||Illinois State|
|78||Parnell, Jermey||T||6-6||326||7/20/1986||8||Ole Miss|
|23||Patmon, Tyler||DB||5-10||188||1/26/1991||4||Oklahoma State|
|20||Ramsey, Jalen||CB||6-1||208||10/24/1994||3||Florida State|
|64||Reed, Chris||G||6-5||310||7/22/1992||3||Minnesota State|
|76||Richardson, Will||T||6-6||306||1/4/1996||R||North Carolina State|
|29||Seamster, Sammy||DB||6-1||201||2/5/1991||2||Middle Tennessee|
|18||Smelter, DeAndre||WR||6-2||227||12/3/1991||1||Georgia Tech|
|50||Smith, Telvin||LB||6-3||215||4/11/1991||5||Florida State|
|77||Smith, Brandon||T||6-8||327||9/12/1994||R||East Carolina|
|73||Walker, Josh||G||6-5||330||6/2/1991||4||Middle Tennessee|
|72||Wells, Josh||T||6-6||306||2/14/1991||4||James Madison|
|38||Wilds, Brandon||RB||6-0||220||7/22/1993||1||South Carolina|
|Conque, Zach (IR)||TE||6-4||225||4/22/1994||1||Stephen F. Austin St.|
|96||Eulls, Kaleb (IR)||DT||6-4||309||6/28/1991||3||Mississippi State|
|Hughes, Mike (IR)||DT||6-2||315||4/3/1996||R||UNLV|
|17||Smith, Tevaun (IR)||WR||6-2||197||1/30/1993||1||Iowa|
|Walters, Bryan (IR)||WR||6-0||195||11/4/1987||6||Cornell|
|14||Blackmon, Justin||WR||6-1||210||1/9/1990||2||Oklahoma State|
The Jaguars' receiving corps may have lost the likes of Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns to free agency this offseason, but Marqise Lee and Donte Moncrief now headline a surprisingly deep group. Mickens proved to be a quality punt returner for Jacksonville in 2017, totaling 287 yards on 27 returns (10.6 yards per return) and one touchdown. However, the 24-year-old did fumble the ball four times (two lost) in his limited touches, and increased ball security could prove pivotal in securing a roster spot in September.
Church played 65 of 66 defensive snaps Sunday, and he now has four interceptions this season, doubling his previous career high. Still, he's averaging just 4.5 tackles per game, which would leave him on the low end of fantasy safeties. However, with a meeting against a turnover-friendly Titans squad in Week 17, Church could vault himself into the top-tier fantasy realm.
Ankou is yet to return to practice since suffering the knee injury over week ago and will also be held out of the team's joint practices with the Vikings this week. Ankou should have his status updated again at the start of next week, but it doesn't look like the defensive lineman is close to making a return.
It's unlikely the NFL or the Jaguars will comment on the matter until after the legal process plays out. Even if Dareus is cleared in court, it's still possible that the league could issue a punishment for the defensive tackle for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. Dareus has previously been suspended twice by the NFL, both for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
Chark, who the Jaguars took 61st overall in April's draft, has some competition for a key role in the team's offense, namely fellow wideouts Donte Moncrief, Marqise Lee, Keelan Cole and Dede Westbrook. Based on their NFL experience, Lee and Moncrief currently profile as the team's top short-term options, but Chark -- who is listed at 6-foot-4, 198 pounds -- figures to continue to jostle for slotting behind that duo with Cole and Westbrook. It may take an injury or two for the rookie to become a reliable fantasy consideration, given that he may not initially step into a high-volume role, but Chark does offer a nice long-term ceiling if he's able to continue to polish his route-running at the pro level.
The severity of Reed's injury remains unclear, but the possibility of a long-term absence is not out of play at this point. The issue leaves Jacksonville thin at left guard with starter Andrew Norwell currently nursing a minor calf injury.
Since leaving Saturday's practice with a minor shoulder injury, Lee has increased his workload slowly but surely. After a limited showing at Wednesday's session, he upgraded to uninhibited exactly one week before the Jaguars' preseason opener against the Saints. Due to his production the past two seasons and the departures of Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns, Lee is the prime candidate to elevate his game further as a No. 1 wide receiver.
Cole wasn't even targeted until seconds before halftime and finished the day without a catch to his name. He's currently listed as a starter on the team's depth chart, but perhaps he's still working his way up to full speed after dealing with a foot injury last week. It would be an excellent sign for Cole's fantasy value if he were able to operate at full capacity next week against the Falcons, when the first unit should see its most extensive usage. However, given his lack of reps to this point, he could also see action in the preseason finale against the Buccaneers.
Eulls is likely stuck on IR all season unless he and the Jaguars agree on an injury settlement.
Koyack returns to a new-look tight-end group in Jacksonville following the release of longtime starter Marcedes Lewis and the signings of Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Niles Paul earlier this month. Seferian-Jenkins profiles as the top pass-catching option at the position while Paul should see plenty of work as a blocker, which may make it difficult for Koyack to see consistent snaps in his fourth NFL season. Koyack suited up for all 16 regular-season games for the Jaguars in 2017, catching five passes for 38 yards.
An undrafted free agent out of Pittsburgh in 2017, Orndoff spent the bulk of last season on Cincinnati's practice squad. He was cut loose by the Bengals earlier this month, but didn't have to wait long to find a new home. The 6-foot-4, 253-pound tight end will take the roster spot of the injured Zach Conque (undisclosed), who was waived in a corresponding move.
Jones did not practice at all throughout the week, so his absence in Week 17 comes as no surprise, and the Jaguars have no reason to risk his long-term health with the playoffs approaching. Eli Ankou could see additional snaps at defensive tackle behind Marcell Dareus and Malik Jackson.
Parnell also sat out the preseason opener as he deals with an unspecified knee injury. It remains unclear how long the 32-year-old is expected to be sidelined, and Josh Wells is seeing reps at starting right tackle in his absence.
Smelter sat out practice this week as well as Thursday's preseason opener as he was unable to clear the concussion protocol. The 26-year-old can ill afford to miss any additional time if he has any chance of cracking Jacksonville's 53-man roster.
Richardson did not play in the preseason opener due to an unspecified shoulder injury. The injury appeared to have been minor as the rookie offensive tackle was good to go for Saturday's contest.
King was on the Browns' active roster from Week 5 through Week 15 this season. He subsequently joined the Jaguars' practice squad after getting waived. His promotion Saturday indicates Blair Brown (ankle) may not be ready to go for Sunday's tilt against the Steelers, which would mean King could get some reps providing depth at weakside linebacker.
Ellis is most likely to crack the Jaguars' 53-man roster if he can carve out a role on special teams, but he'll have to clear the concussion protocol before fully returning to practice.
Brown was put into the concussion protocol during the preseason opener last week, but cleared the protocol and was able to play 16 defensive and 10 special teams snaps in Saturday's game. The 24-year-old is on track to serve as a rotational linebacker and special teams contributor this season.
Smoot will not even participate in the dual practices with Minnesota on Wednesday and Thursday, so it could be a somewhat serious foot injury the defensive end is dealing with. Expect another update on Smoot to come when regular practices start up again at the start of next week.
Seferian-Jenkins has not had any injuries reported, so this could just be a case of the Jaguars giving him an opportunity to rest. He currently resides atop the depth chart at tight end, and by all accounts projects to remain there come Week 1. The 25-year-old is entering his sixth year in the league and first season in Jacksonville. Look for Ben Koyack and Niles Paul to see a healthy workload Saturday in his absence.
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.
Lambo was mediocre with the Chargers in 2015 and 2016, but he made 19 of 20 field-goal attempts in 10 games for Jacksonville last season, then went 4-for-4 (all from 43 yards or longer) during the playoffs. The Jaguars didn't bring in any competition during the offseason, leaving Lambo as the only placekicker on the roster ahead of training camp. He's attached to a shaky offense and only has one season of strong work to his name, but there's upside to be had if both Lambo and the Jacksonville defense can match last season's form.
Smith was waived with an injury designation on Wednesday. His season will be over unless he reaches an injury settlement and is released outright by the Jaguars.
Lee was sacked five times and fumbled twice despite playing only nine offensive snaps. The rookie sixth-round pick was unlikely to unseat Cody Kessler as the Jaguars' backup quarterback, and Thursday's effort strengthened that notion. The 25-year-old should see a higher volume of reps in coming preseason games, but he seems like a prime candidate for the practice squad, at best.
The ban is in response to Ramsey attacking Jacksonville-area media on social media for what he believes to be unfair coverage of certain teammates, namely Dante Fowler. One of the most dynamic cornerbacks in the NFL, Ramsey has put together stellar back-to-back campaigns to kick off his career. However, he'll miss Saturday's preseason contest at Minnesota due to an off-the-field decision.
Bennett has only played in one game over the past two seasons, but the defensive tackle is finally feeling healthy. He was placed on injured reserve after suffering a pectoral injury in Week 2 last season and he missed all of 2016 with a calf issue.
Since Linder is the team's starting center, it's unlikely the Jaguars would push him back into action unless he proves the knee to be sound.
With Leonard Fournette (quadriceps) sidelined in Week 15, Chris Ivory seemed like the prime candidate to handle any short-yardage work that would come about. However, after Ivory was unable to break the plane on carries from the one-yard line during the Jaguars' second drive and later on in the third quarter, Bohanon's number was surprisingly called, with the fullback converting both times. While the development was undoubtedly frustrating for those that started Ivory in season-long and DFS formats, Bohanon's two-touchdown performance may have bolstered his case for his first Pro Bowl trip. With only five carries and six receptions in 14 games this season, however, Bohanon obviously shouldn't be counted on for a repeat performance.
Patmon has played in 24 career games across stints with the Cowboys and the Dolphins, recording 21 tackles and an interception. He's bounced around over the past year and will look to stick with the Jaguars as a depth corner and special teams player in 2017.
Grant also gained 39 yards on two kickoff returns and recorded a tackle on special teams. On a busy night for the tailback, Grant led the Jags in both carries and receiving yards. Although he didn't get anything going on the ground, his versatility is clearly of value to Jacksonville.
The team didn't disclose the severity of the issue, so it's possible the doubtful designation reflects the fact that it's a preseason contest. Carey needs to get as much preseason time in as possible to work his way on to the 53-man roster radar, so a serious injury could be detrimental to his chances.
Moncrief got most of his work in the first half and made a nice 15-yard connection with Blake Bortles during a 70-yard touchdown drive. The 25-year-old wideout made another grab for eight yards before calling it a day shortly after halftime. Moncrief has an opportunity to earn a large role in the offense, but he'll have plenty of competition for snaps and targets from Marqise Lee, Keelan Cole, Dede Westbrook and D.J. Chark.
Leonard Fournette had five touches before Yeldon got involved, but the fourth-year pro finished the first half with six carries and five targets, leading the Jaguars in both rushing and receiving yards. Yeldon also got some work in the third quarter after Blake Bortles left the game, whereas Corey Grant got his lone carry in the fourth quarter and only played four snaps on offense. Yeldon moved a step closer to locking down the No. 2 running back job, with his prowess on passing downs making him a fitting complement to Fournette. Grant is probably the more explosive runner, but he hasn't shown it this preseason with only 10 yards on nine carries.
Westbrook's first target resulted in an interception, and he did little else the rest of the day. This quiet effort could have had to do with his matchup against a tough defense, considering he led the team in targets and catches during the exhibition opener. Nevertheless, Westbrook is competing for a share of the targets and will need to make a better impression next week against the Falcons in order to lock up his spot with the preseason winding down.
Paul was held out of practice both Tuesday and Wednesday with what is now being reported as a hamstring injury, but it looks like it was minor. Paul, if healthy, is expected to operate as the Jaguars' No. 2 tight end this season behind Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
Wells was dealing with an undisclosed injury earlier in the week, but it was apparently a non-issue as he played the most snaps of any Jaguars player Saturday. The 27-year-old is currently seeing reps as the team's starting right tackle with Jeremy Parnell (knee) sidelined.
Wynn missed some practice time earlier in the week after sustaining a foot injury during the preseason opener, but the issue appears to have been relatively minor. The 25-year-old played only 12 snaps as he is facing an uphill climb to earn a spot on the 53-man roster.
There was no indication that Smith sustained an injury during Sunday's wild-card win over the Bills, so it's possible that his absence Wednesday is maintenance-related. In any case, Smith's status heading into this weekend's matchup with the Steelers should be ascertained based on what he's able to do in practices Thursday and Friday. If fellow linebacker Paul Posluszny (abdomen) is held out against Pittsburgh, Smith, who has typically played on the weak side this season, could see most of his reps in the middle of the Jaguars' base defense.
After going undrafted out of Oregon State last spring, Cook latched on with Jacksonville and stuck with the team through the end of training camp before being cut loose. The 23-year-old will rejoin Jacksonville for its offseason program but faces similarly long odds to crack the roster in 2018.
Bouye continued his strong season Sunday against the Browns and has interceptions in back-to-back games. The Jaguars face the Cardinals in Week 12, so Bouye will trying to continue the streak against Drew Stanton or Blaine Gabbert.
Wilson has been dealing with a shoulder injury and was inactive for Sunday's win over the Steelers. The 23-year-old will likely resume his role as a reserve safety and special teams contributor if able to play against the Rams in Week 6.
O'Shaughnessy was a late addition to the injury report Friday but appears to be over whatever ailment he was dealing with. Short of a five-catch game in Week 16, which included a touchdown, O'Shaughnessy hasn't had much of any fantasy value all season. Expect him to have a limited role in the offense behind starting tight end Marcedes Lewis once again.
Fournette averaged just 2.9 yards per touch against a stout defensive unit, but he capped off a long touchdown drive with a one-yard plunge to start the second quarter. The big back will take on a massive load this season, so the team has taken it easy on him during training camp in order to preserve him. That said, he should see an increased responsibility next week against the Falcons.
The circumstances of the fighting that got Fowler suspended are unclear for the most part, but the defensive end will be absent from practice this week and, more importantly, be sidelined for Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings.
The Jaguars were in the market for a new slot cornerback after Aaron Colvin agreed to join the Texans on Tuesday, and it appears they've found their man in Hayden, a 2013 first-round pick of the Raiders. While Hayden struggled to live up to expectations in Oakland, he performed acceptably as a depth cornerback in Detroit last season, recording 44 tackles and nine pass breakups across 16 games. With opposing quarterbacks reluctant to challenge the stellar tandem of A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey on the outside, Hayden could be targeted against heavily in the slot during his first season in Jacksonville, giving him a good shot at repeating or increasing his tackle count from 2017.
Campbell has been battling the calf injury for the last week-plus, but after being absent for the last few practices he'll be back on the field Saturday. It doesn't seem like a serious injury, but the Jaguars will likely continue to closely monitor his health throughout the preseason.
Smith missed the opening three days of training camp due to a cut on his hand. Now healthy enough to practice, the undrafted rookie will compete for a depth role along the Jaguars offensive line.
Payne suffered the hamstring injury in the team's Week 11 victory over the Browns. After sitting out practice Wednesday, the rookie has been able to participate in limited fashion the last two days. Both Lerentee McCray and Blair Brown would likely be called on for help providing depth at linebacker should Payne not be able to go Sunday.
Cann sat out last week's game against Cincinnati and was limited in practice this week. Now that he's active, he'll be expected to return to his normal role as a starting guard for the team.
Shatley has started four games each of the past two seasons, including a three-game stint at center in 2017 when Brandon Linder was sidelined with an illness. He logged 384 snaps last season.
Kessler looked quite good in relief of starter Blake Bortles, and he is all but assured of serving as the Jaguars' No. 2 quarterback in 2018. Rookie sixth-round pick Tanner Lee remains the only other quarterback on the roster, which speaks volumes about the team's confidence in Bortles.
Wilds is entering his third season in the league after going undrafted out of South Carolina in 2016. He didn't log a snap during the 2017 campaign after suffering a shoulder injury with the Browns in training camp and now joins a stable of Jacksonville running backs that has each of Leonard Fournette, T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory under contract in 2018.
By the time Saturday's contest rolls around, Norwell will have missed more than a week of practice time and the first two preseason games. The Jaguars, however, said that it is a precautionary measure, and it appears that their main focus is making sure Norwell is 100 percent for the start of the regular season.
Greene again provided little offensive production -- catching one of three targets for four yards on 30 snaps -- but delivered a clutch punt return with just over two minutes left in the game, coming up only four yards short of a touchdown. Special teams will continue to be the area where the 25-year-old can earn himself a roster spot, and Saturday's timely effort is a good way to leave an impression.
Jack played 97.9 percent of the Jaguars' defensive snaps last season, but his role as the strong-side linebacker in the base defense -- alongside Telvin Smith and Paul Posluszny -- wasn't especially conductive to tackle opportunities. With Posluszny retiring, Jack will slide over to a more favorable position in the middle while Blair Brown likely takes over on the strong side in the base defense. Given that he's also locked in next to Smith in nickel packages, Jack shouldn't have much trouble improving on last year's mark of 5.6 tackles per game. Smith and Jack may soon form the best linebacker duo in the NFL, if they didn't already last season. Jack's ankle injury from the playoffs doesn't seem to be an issue.
Walters, who was placed on IR last week due to a foot injury, was expected to compete for punt-return duties for the Jaguars if healthy. The 29-year-old has spent time with the Chargers, Seahawks and Jaguars throughout his career, but he'll look to catch on elsewhere upon his eventual return to full health.
Acker signed with the Colts a little over a month ago. He most recently had stints with the 49ers and Chiefs and has appeared in 40 career games. He'll now be an unrestricted free agent.
Ngakoue was held out of Tuesday's practice with an eye injury but appears to have recovered without issue. The 23-year-old has yet to miss a game entering his third season in the league and remains an unquestioned starter in Jacksonville.
Bortles played only 15 offensive snaps -- the entire Jaguars' first series -- in last Saturday's preseason opener, completing six of nine passes for 53 yards and capping the drive with a two-yard touchdown run. The 26-year-old has been sharp thus far in training camp but a matchup with a stout Vikings defense Saturday provides an excellent opportunity to illustrate his offseason improvements. Bortles will also have his first extended game action with the Jaguars' young group of wide receivers, including rookie D.J. Chark, who has been impressive through the first few weeks of camp.
Davis started two games and appeared in seven for the Rams as a free safety during 2017, notching his second career interception and adding a career-high 22 tackles (15 solo). He should serve in a similar depth role for the Jaguars behind Tashaun Gipson.
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 rebounded from an aggravated foot that forced him to miss the team's first two practices of the week, staying on the field for all 64 of the Jaguars' defensive snaps during the AFC championship game. After Patriots receiver Danny Amendola slipped behind Gipson for the game-winning touchdown, the veteran safety later admitted in the locker room that the strain to his big toe "was the toughest injury [he has ever] had to play with," Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports. Gipson will now have the entire offseason to move past the issue. The 27-year-old, who logged 64 tackles and four picks this past season, is under contract with Jacksonville through the 2020 campaign.
Bryan has missed both preseason contests thus far as he deals with the abdomen injury. The 22-year-old was initially listed day-to-day but the severity of the injury is still unknown. The Jaguars could simply be remaining cautious to avoid rushing back their rookie first-round pick, who's set to serve in a reserve role on the defensive line this season.
Goolsby, an undrafted rookie out of Florida, caught 13 passes for 105 yards and one score on 18 targets in six games with the Gators last season. He'll likely be considered a longshot to make the 53-man roster with Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Niles Paul at the top of the depth chart at tight end.