JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 2008 ROSTER I'm keeping this updated roster and cap estimate somewhere on the board at all times. Return to this post (if it's buried, just search for a lesser known player) anytime you want to see what the latest roster and salary cap figure looks like, as I edit it often. To conclude the season with Calvin Lowry and Jordan Black having just signed, the Jaguars break even with their $128.65 mil adjusted cap after using Jeremy Mincey to carry over $6.3 mil onto the ’09 cap. The league salary cap is $116.73 mil, but the league added $11.92 mil to the Jaguars cap when adjusting for 2007 incentives results. In late December with the team waiving Reyes and Spencer, placing McDaniel, Porter and D. Smith on IR, signing Lowry, Stephenson and Black, and activating Hughes, Rodgers and P. Smith from the P.S., the Jaguars roster consists of 53 signed players, 7 players on their Practice Squad and 15 players on IR. In early December the Jaguars placed Mathis, Nkang, G. Jones and Taylor on IR, signed Cox, Ellison and Pearman and activated Bruce from the P.S. as Matt Jones was suspended for the last three games. November saw the Jaguars waive M. Brown, Kennedy and Lowe before placing Podlesh on IR, activating Mincey and Wrighster from PUP, and signing Weatherford and Shaw. In late October, the Jaguars waived Gardner, placed Naeole on IR, , activated Nkang from PUP and activated Drew Miller from the P.S. In early October the Jaguars re-activated Gardner and waived. Week four saw the team sign Omare Lowe, place Starks on IR and waive T. Myles from IR. In week three, Naeole signed and Woods was waived. Following their first game, Brown and Todd Wade were signed with Woods being activated from the P.S. as Gardner was waived with Manuwai and Mo Williams being moved to their IR list. Heading into week one the Jaguars waived Brent Hawkins and activated Isaiah Gardner from the Practice Squad days before placing Collier on their NFI List while signing Charles Spencer. The team waived Fudge and Signed Will James the day before the last round of cuts which saw them place J. Lewis on IR, place Mincey and Nkang on PUP, and waive Bouman, Brown, Bruce, Carnahan, Davis, Fason, Gardner, Gilbert, Grant, Hoag, Mahelona, McMahon, Miller, Moulton, Myles, Pettway, Schobel, Trae William and Woods. Going into their final Preseason Game, D. Harvey signed as Wrighster was placed on PUP. The Jaguars signed Fason and waived Liwienski the day after waiving Broussard, Smolko, J. Harvey, Edwards and Boston in the first cut-down. Two weeks into camp, the team re-signed Smolko and McMahon, signed Liwienski, Mahelona, Schobel and J. Lewis, and placed Wyche, Cotrone and Horrocks on IR after clearing waivers from being waived/injured. Tywain Myles also signed, but he was placed on IR the same day. As training camp began, the Jaguars signed Groves, Jordan, Hoag and Bruce, and waived McMahon and Bishop. In mid-July, the Jaguars signed Washington and Trae and Thomas Williams about a month after they waived Brian Smith, Smolko, Thorpe, Goode and Gibbons. Thorpe signed after Richards (another UDFA rookie) was signed and released, and then a week later Giles signed as D.D. Terry was let go. The Jaguars concluded April with 5 draft picks (Harvey, Groves, Th. Williams, T. Williams and Washington) chosen and 13 UDFA rookies signed (Bishop, Boston, Brown, Cotrone, Edwards, Gardner, Grant, J. Harvey, Horrocks, Miller, Myles, P. Smith, Witherspoon) along with Prioleau as Ricard was released. Just prior to the draft, Sensabaugh signed his tender as LaMont Thompson was released. The end of March saw Estandia, Fudge, Mincey and Wyche resign as Pudewell was released. By mid-March, Mo Williams, Goode and M. Owens re-signed with the team as Sharon was released. In the opening week of free agency, the Jaguars acquired Troy Williamson for a conditional 6th, signed Lemon, Porter, Florence and Kennedy, traded Stroud and released Naeole. In late February, the Jaguars re-signed Greg Jones, Angulo, Pettway, Bouman and Reyes. The offseason began with the signing of Pete McMahon along with seven former Practice Squad players: Carnahan, Davis, Gibbons, Moulton, Ricard, D.D. Terry, and Woods. Position designations are being updated according to Preseason line-ups. The notation "R" simply means that the player is either a draft pick or is earning the rookie minimum salary… #85 TE Richard Angulo #69 OLT Khalif Barnes #72 OT Jordan Black #90 DE Mkristo Bruce #26 CB Kennard Cox #56 SLB Justin Durant #99 DT Atiyyah Ellison #83 TE Greg Estandia #21 CB Drayton Florence #9 QB David Garrard #93 RDE Quentin Groves – R #91 RDE Derrick Harvey – R #97 LDE Reggie Hayward #98 RDT John Henderson #16 WR Nate Hughes #51 SLB Clint Ingram #59 MLB Brian Iwuh #22 CB Will James #32 RB Maurice Jones-Drew #66 DT Derek Landri #17 QB Cleo Lemon #89 TE Marcedes Lewis #37 S Calvin Lowry #63 C Brad Meester #92 DT/DE Rob Meier #61 C Drew Miller #94 LDE Jeremy Mincey #25 FS Reggie Nelson #62 C/G Dennis Norman #86 WR Dennis Northcutt #77 LG Uche Nwaneri #24 FB Montell Owens #79 ORT Tony Pashos #39 RB Alvin Pearman #54 MLB Mike Peterson #20 S Pierson Prioleau #75 OT Stefan Rodgers #10 K Josh Scobee #43 SS Gerald Sensabaugh #57 OLB Tim Shaw #12 QB Paul Smith #95 LDE Paul Spicer #70 G Cameron Stephenson #81 WR Mike Walker #34 RB Chauncey Washington – R #6 P/H Steve Weatherford #29 CB Brian Williams #11 WR Reggie Williams #53 OLB Thomas Williams – R #84 WR Troy Williamson #38 CB Brian Witherspoon – R #87 TE George Wrighster #88 LS/TE Joe Zelenka Practice Squad #36 CB Isaiah Gardner RB Keon Lattimore #73 C Tim Mattran #58 LB Lamar Myles DT Henry Smith #14 WR D’Juan Woods CB Jonathan Zenon Reserve/Suspended List #18 WR Matt Jones Reserve/Retired List #76 OT Richard Collier Injured Reserve #44 FB Anthony Cotrone – R #33 FB Greg Jones #75 DT Jonathan Lewis #67 LG Vincent Manuwai #27 LCB Rashean Mathis #96 DT Tony McDaniel #65 RG Chris Naeole #42 LB/S Chad Nkang #3 P/H Adam Podlesh #80 WR Jerry Porter #74 RG Maurice Williams #52 WLB Daryl Smith #31 RCB Scott Starks #28 RB Fred Taylor #90 LDE James Wyche Injury Settlements DT Tywain Myles – small, but unknown amount DT Theo Horrocks – R - $201,667 Unrestricted Free Agents OLT Stockar McDougle Signed Elsewhere rd th DT Marcus Stroud – Bills (traded for 3 and 5 round picks) WR Ernest Wilford – Dolphins RDE Bobby McCray – Saints SS Sammy Knight – Giants RB LaBrandon Toefield – Panthers (released) OLB Shantee Orr – Browns CB Aaron Glenn - Saints QB Quinn Gray – Texans (released; signed w/ Colts) CB Terry Cousin – Browns WR Craphonso Thorpe – Giants (claimed off waivers; released) CB Chris Roberson – Dolphins (released) QB Lester Ricard, Jr – Panthers (released) DT Grady Jackson – Falcons OL Ryan Gibbons – Cowboys Practice Squad OL Pete McMahon – Patriots (released; claimed off waivers by Jaguars, released) RB Lavarius Giles – Rams (claimed off waivers; released) QB Todd Bouman – Ravens (released) RB D.D. Terry – Texans Practice Squad LB Tony Gilbert - Falcons S Jamaal Fudge – Falcons CB Trae Williams – Eagles Practice Squad TE Isaac Smolko – Colts Practice Squad WR John Broussard – Giants Practice Squad DE Kenneth Pettway – Packers (IR) DT Jimmy Kennedy – Vikings CB Rashad Moulton – Broncos (for ’09) DT Tywain Myles – Falcons (for ’09) Top dead money hits (total dead money = $8.65 mil) QB Byron Leftwich - $2,555,333 DT Marcus Stroud - $2,477,646 RG Chris Naeole - $1,407,620 DT Jimmy Kennedy - $655,000 Compensatory Draft Pick Consideration The basic formula for determining how many compensatory draft picks the NFL gives each team is to take the amount of "UFA's lost" (on another team's roster) and then subtract the amount of "UFA's gained," although the formula is highly dependent on contract values and factors in playing time and postseason honors. Looking at this year’s draft, in ’07 the Jaguars gained Pashos and Northcutt while having lost Brady and Grant. This looks like a wash with the Jaguars getting no comp picks. Looking at ‘09, the Jaguars will probably get some comp picks simply because they’ve lost so many unrestricted free agents.