Jaguars roster cuts: Marcus Trufant, Mike Kafka among 21 players released

Kevin C. Cox

The Jaguars have cut their roster down to 54 players.

The Jaguars released 21 players from their roster on Friday, reducing the number to 54, according to the team's official website.

Among those released were quarterbacks Mike Kafka and Matt Scott, leaving Ricky Stanzi as the third quarterback behind Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne. The team also cut veteran cornerback Marcus Trufant after signing Will Blackmon this week.

The Jaguars will also receive a roster exemption for Justin Blackmon, who is suspended for the first four games of the regular season.

More cuts could be on the way in Jacksonville if the team brings on any players cut from other teams in recent days. NFL teams can begin to sign practice squad players beginning at noon on Sunday.

Here is a full list of the players cut from the Jaguars roster, via Big Cat Country, SB Nation's Jaguars blog:

Players released: wide receiver Jeremy Ebert, defensive end Pannel Egboh, quarterback Mike Kafka, running back Jonathan Grimes, linebacker Brandon Marshall, wide receiver Charly Martin, offensive tackle Pat McQuistan, guard Drew Nowak, cornerback Kevin Rutland, defensive tackle D'Anthony Smith, linebacker Julian Stanford and cornerback Marcus Trufant, wide receiver Toney Clemons and defensive end Ryan Davis, defensive tackle T.J. Barnes, offensive tackle R.J. Dill, tight end Ryan Otten, wide receiver Tobais Palmer, quarterback Matt Scott, safety Steven Terrell and linebacker Mike Zimmer.

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