Saturday, September 3, 2011
Jacksonville Jaguars cutdown analysis
By Paul Kuharsky
Click here for a complete list of the Jaguars' roster moves.
Surprise moves: Three undrafted rookies stuck -- offensive lineman Cameron Bradfield, receiver Jamar Newsome and cornerback Kevin Rutland. The Jaguars already have a deep IR, with running backs Rashad Jennings and Richard Murphy, defensive tackle D'Anthony Smith (for the second year in a row), corner David Jones and end Aaron Morgan.
No-brainers: Getting another defensive back in a trade with the Jets for Dwight Lowery was a good move. With Rashean Mathis, Derek Cox, Drew Coleman and Lowery the team is deeper at corner than it was last year. But Lowery has some safety experience. Could the Jaguars want him there? The Don Carey experiment in the defensive backfield depth mix needed to end.
What’s next: This has to be the only team in the league with more fullbacks (three) than running backs (two). No matter how much Jack Del Rio talks of giving the fullbacks carries, a run-based team needs another running back. It should upgrade offensive line depth, too.