Sources: Jaguars cut Ryan Davis, Tyrone Holmes

Jaguars make moves prior to deadline

The Jaguars let go of two notable pass rushers on Friday ahead of the 53-man roster deadline.

Veteran linebacker Ryan Davis and rookie defensive end Tyrone Holmes were cut, league sources tell First Coast News.

After spending four seasons as a defensive end in Jacksonville, a move to Otto linebacker wasn't enough to keep Davis from the chopping block. Davis produced 11 sacks over the last three seasons. The Jaguars will likely move on with Dan Skuta at the Otto position.

Davis entered the league as an undrafted free agent signing of the Jaguars in 2012.

The Jaguars selected Holmes in the sixth round of this year's NFL Draft. He came on late this offseason after going under-the-radar during minicamp and organized team activities.

Holmes started to show his motor as a pass rusher in the preseason and looked to be on the upswing. However, his development will likely have to continue on the practice squad.

Holmes is subject to waivers, so he may be claimed by a team looking for pass rushers.

Defensive tackle T.J. Barnes and offensive tackle Rashod Hill were also cut on Friday.

The Jaguars have until 4 p.m. on Saturday to get the roster down to 53. With those four out of the mix, the roster stands at 71.

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