Jacksonville cuts 21, Blackmon suspension get Jaguars down to 53


Jacksonville figured out its 53-man roster a day early.

On Friday the Jaguars announced 21 roster moves, which reduced their roster from 75 players to 54. The Jaguars will also place Justin Blackmon on the reserve/suspended list on Saturday when he officially begins his four-game suspension, and that will get their roster down to the 53-man limit.

The Jaguars’ roster moves included cutting receiver Jeremy Ebert, defensive end Pannel Egboh, running back Jonathan Grimes, quarterback Mike Kafka, linebacker Brandon Marshall, receiver Charly Martin, tackle Pat McQuistan, guard Drew Nowak, cornerback Kevin Rutland, defensive tackle D’Anthony Smith, linebacker Julian Stanford, cornerback Marcus Trufant, receiver Toney Clemons, defensive end Ryan Davis, defensive tackle T.J. Barnes, offensive tackle R.J. Dill, tight end Ryan Otten, receiver Tobais Palmer, quarterback Matt Scott, safety Steven Terrell and linebacker Mike Zimmer.

The Jaguars’ 53-man roster may not be completely finalized, as they could still pick up players who get cut by other teams. But for now, they’re at the magic number of 53.