The Jacksonville Jaguars must cut their roster of 80 players down to 53 by Saturday at 6 p.m. and it looks like the team is getting an early start handing out pink slips.
General manager Gene Smith has already decided to let go of a slew of players according to Aaron Wilson of RavensInsider.
Wilson reported via Twitter that defensive tackle Andrew Lewis, defensive back Scotty McGee, linebacker Scott Lutrus, and wide receivers Dontrelle Inman and Armon Binns have been axed by the Jaguars.
All those players are rookies, aside from McGee, who has two years of experience in the NFL. McGee is a return specialist but struggled fielding punts this preseason.
Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union also added on Twitter that the Jaguars released fourth-year running back Albert Young in order to make room for former running back Fred Taylor, who signed a one-year contract with the Jaguars before retiring.
That means Jacksonville is reportedly at 74 players and will have to let go of 21 more before tomorrow is over.