The Jacksonville Jaguars have released Josh Evans, Ryan Davis and other players to cut down their roster Friday.
The safety played a major role for the Jaguars the last three seasons and will be a free agent at age 25, which means he can still land with another NFL squad before the season starts next week.
Evans was a sixth round pick by the Jaguars in the 2013 NFL Draft. He played in 47 of 48 regular season games and started 36 of them. Listed as a 6-foot, 198 pounds safety, Evans registered 201 tackles, 1 forced fumble and 3 passes defended in his three-year career in Jacksonville.
Evans had a career-high 90 tackles in his second season with the Jaguars but the team wants to move into another direction with their safeties.
Evans will join the other Jaguars’ cuts on Friday with players like Ryan Davis, Tyrone Holmes, Rashod Hill, Thurston Arbrister and Jordan Tripp all becoming free agents. More cuts are expected as teams are required to have just 53 players in the roster Friday afternoon.
Davis, a 27-year-old defensive lineman was the surprise cut as he was expected to easily make the Jaguars’ 53-man roster. In three years with the Jaguars, Davis registered 34 tackles, 11 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and an interception.
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The Jaguars play in the AFC South, one of the toughest divisions in the league. They went 1-3 in the preseason games and will open the season against the Green Bay Packers on September 12.