Mike Brewster among 18 Jags cuts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars center Mike Brewster said after Thursday night’s loss to Atlanta that he was worried about making the roster. It turns out he was right.

Brewster was one of 18 players the Jaguars cut on Friday afternoon, little more than a month after he began training camp as the starter. However, he had issues with snaps and was passed on the depth chart by Jacques McClendon and rookie Brandon Linder.

The Jaguars have to release three more players by 4 p.m. ET Saturday to get to 54 players because they have a four-week roster exemption for suspended receiver Ace Sanders.

Brewster was the starting center when training camp began but had two high snaps in the preseason opener against Tampa Bay and bounced one in the second half against Atlanta on Thursday. He was already in jeopardy of making the roster before that game.

The other players the Jaguars released are: quarterback Ricky Stanzi, quarterback Stephen Morris, guard Drew Nowak, defensive end Gerald Rivers, receiver Chad Bumphis, fullback Erik Kettani, tight end Brandon Barden (waived/injured), offensive tackle Cody Booth, defensive lineman DeAndre Coleman, defensive tackle Ricky Havili-Heimuli, safety Craig Loston, kicker/punter Kasey Redfern, guard Tyler Shatley, tight end D.J.Tialavea, and linebacker Marcus Whitfield.

In addition, the team placed wide receiver Tandon Doss (ankle) and cornerback Rashaad Reynolds (hand) on injured reserve.