Atlanta Falcons vs Jacksonville Jaguars: Roster Battles

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Aug 22, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) on the sidelines during the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

With the final preseason game on the horizon, it is the last chance saloon to impress for many Falcons. The team will have to trim the roster from 75 to 53 by 4 PM ET this upcoming Saturday. Thursday night is essentially the final audition for many of these hopefuls.

Likewise, the Jaguars will also have players eager to impress and make the 53. While the quality of the 4th preseason game is usually uninspiring, the effort is anything but. The Jags will field some impressive rookies, particularly on offense, including the heir to Jacksonville’s throne – Blake Bortles. They followed up that pick with talented ex-USC WR Marqise Lee but perhaps the best WR this preseason has been their undrafted rookie Allen Hurns who is 3rd in catches and 1st in yards. With an aggressive downfield passer in Bortles, the Falcons secondary should be in for a challenge.

There are plenty of positions for the Falcons which feature players still battling for roster spots and over the next few slides, I’ll be breaking down each group in contention.