Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Several Jaguars Make Most of Final Audition

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Several Jaguars Make Most of Final Audition

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DENVER -- The worrying had begun for Brant Boyer. Had he done

enough? Had a good preseason game, or two, earned him a job?

"Ask me Monday," Boyer, a third-year linebacker for the

Jacksonville Jaguars, said Friday after the Jaguars' 31-24

victory over the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium.

Tomorrow, actually, may be too late. The Jaguars will trim

their roster from 60 to 53 players today, and Boyer was among

several borderline players who improved their chances -- or at

least made coach Tom Coughlin's decision tougher -- against the


Others helping themselves include:

Wide receiver Reggie Barlow, a rookie fourth-round draft

choice, who returned a punt 41 yards. The play was the sort

coaches had been awaiting from Barlow, and while it helped him,

he was disappointed. "I let the punter tackle me," he said,

shaking his head and smiling. "That's a cardinal sin."

Wide receiver Willie Jackson, the team's leading receiver a

year ago, who had a 34-yard first-half catch, and worked with

the first team occasionally.

Safety Darren Studstill, who may have been helped by an

injury. Strong safety John Fisher, expected to make the team,

sustained a broken ankle, and likely will be placed on injured


But reserves on the defensive front seven -- linebackers Boyer,

Reggie Clark and Ryan McCoy, and defensive end Paul Frase --

made the biggest push for jobs. …

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