The team made a pair of additions on Tuesday in quarterback Ricky Stanzi and linebacker Kyle Knox in advance of their preseason game on Thursday against the Atlanta Falcons.
Stanzi is now the fifth quarterback on the Jaguars roster and with such a short amount of time left in the preseason it appears that he would be a longshot to make the roster. More than likely it appears that the Jaguars picked up Stanzi more for where he spent the entire offseason, with the Jags first regular season opponent the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Jaguars have a couple of days before they have to cut their roster down to 53 and they can keep Stanzi around for those days to get some information about the Chiefs offense. That isn’t to say that Stanzi has no chance to make the roster, but he isn’t really going to have any opportunity to show in practice what he is capable of.
The addition of Stanzi also does not bode well for Mike Kafka and Matt Scott, who are both fighting for a potential third quarterback spot on the roster. Scott appears destined for the Jaguars practice squad at this point and Kafka looks to be on his way out of Jacksonville. The Jaguars have carried only two quarterbacks on the roster in the past and could go into the regular season with just Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne on the roster.
The Jaguars other addition, Knox, was with Gus Bradley last preseason with the Seattle Seahawks.
In order to make room on the roster, the Jaguars released running back De’Leon Eskridge and tight end Isaiah Stanback.
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