Josh Evans, Storm Johnson among bubble players to watch vs. Redskins

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Here are five players on the roster bubble to watch in the Jacksonville Jaguars' final preseason game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on Thursday (7:30 p.m. ET).

S Josh Evans: The Jaguars are likely to keep four safeties and the top three are set in Johnathan Cyprien, Sergio Brown and James Sample. Evans is fighting with Craig Loston for the final spot. It's telling that Loston has started the last two preseason games and Thursday's game might be Evans' last chance to convince the Jaguars they should keep him.

TE Ben Koyack: If the Jaguars keep five tight ends, then he would make the roster. If they keep four, however, he's going to have a hard time making it. Julius Thomas, Marcedes Lewis and Clay Harbor are locks. Koyack would have to beat out Nic Jacobs, who had two nice catches last week. He might need a monster night against the Redskins. Otherwise, he could be headed to the practice squad.

RB Storm Johnson: It looks like Johnson, Bernard Pierce and Corey Grant are fighting for two spots. Pierce has had a good camp and preseason, so he's' likely got one of them locked down. Grant appears to have won the kick returner battle, so he has an edge on Johnson unless Johnson does something really special against the Redskins.

CB Nick Marshall: The Jaguars are likely keeping five corners. Davon House, Demetrius McCray, Dwayne Gratz and Aaron Colvin are locks, so Marshall is battling with Jeremy Harris, Rashaad Reynolds and Peyton Thompson for the final spot. The Jaguars are intrigued by Marshall because of his size (6-foot-1, 210 pounds), physicality and upside. He has been better in practice than games.

WR Neal Sterling: He missed the first three preseason games with a hamstring injury and he's a long shot to make the roster ahead of Bryan Walters and Tony Washington, but a good performance against the Redskins on special teams would boost his chances.