By Jay Johnson
As free agency slowly approaches, most expect the Jacksonville Jaguars to make some noteworthy cuts to straighten out their cap situation before March’s open market date and the draft in April. However, before we get to that point, they’ll be happy to know they’ll have an additional $11.6 million rolled over from 2018, according to a recent announcement by the NFLPA.
As of this week, the Jags were just over $1.5 million in the negative, according to Over the Cap, so the roll over amount will put them at roughly $10.1 million when added based off those figures. With them reportedly looking to cut defensive tackle Malik Jackson this offseason, they could be looking at another $11 million saved towards the cap, while their projected release of Blake Bortles could save them a little over $4.3 million immediately, or $9.3 million after the offseason if done post-June 1.
The Jags could also save more cap space by releasing veterans like safety Tashaun Gipson, offensive tackle Jermey Parnell, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (officially) and running back Carlos Hyde among notables. Restructuring Marcell Dareus’ deal, like they are currently doing with Calais Campbell, could also add more cap...