Jaguars make roster cuts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars made 18 roster moves today to reduce their roster to 57 players.   NFL teams must reduce their roster to the league limit of 53 players by Saturday, August 30 at 4:00 EDT.

Veteran wide receiver Tandon Doss (ankle) and rookie cornerback Rashaad Reynolds (hand) were placed on injured reserve after suffering injuries in the club's preseason finale against Atlanta.

Four veteran players were waived today in C Mike Brewster, G Drew Nowak, DE Gerald Rivers and QB Ricky Stanzi.  Two first-year players were waived – WR Chad Bumphis, FB Eric Kettani.  First-year TE Brandon Barden (groin) was waived/injured.

There were also nine rookies waived including OT Cody Booth, DL DeAndre Coleman, DT Ricky Havili-Heimuli, S Craig Loston, QB Stephen Morris, K/P Kasey Redfern, G Tyler Shatley, TE D.J. Tialavea and LB Marcus Whitfield.

“Competition is our central theme and all of these players competed on a daily basis,” Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said. “This is always a tough day because you are letting go of men that played a vital role in what we are building here.   We will continue to compete to build the best roster possible as we head into the regular season.”

The Jaguars also announced they reached an injury settlement with defensive end David Carter.  NFL teams may begin signing practice squad players at noon on Sunday.