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10) The Jaguars cut Mike Glennon, elevating sixth-round rookie quarterback Jake Luton to the backup spot behind Gardner Minshew. Glennon started 13 games as a rookie in Tampa and once was a Week 1 starter for the Bears, but this may be the end of the road for him. Meanwhile, the Jaguars have 16 rookies on their initial 53-man roster. That’s as rebuilding as rebuilding gets.

11) Eagles GM Howie Roseman denied reports that the team was trying to trade wideout Alshon Jeffery. They also surprisingly activated Jeffery off the PUP list, which means he’ll have a chance to play earlier in the season than expected.

12) The Jets announced that Joe Flacco passed his physical, meaning he’ll be on the active roster. It appears Flacco will be ready to back up Sam Darnold in Week 1.

13) The 49ers activated wideout Deebo Samuel from the team’s Non-Football Injury List, which indicates a chance that Samuel could be ready to play sooner than later, possibly even in the opener. That is welcome news for a team with a lot of injury questions.

14) The Jaguars placed running back Ryquell Armstead on the COVID-19 list for a second time on Friday, which helps to clarify their post-Leonard Fournette backfield. Undrafted rookie James Robinson impressed the Jags in camp, and Devine Ozigbo can play all three downs. Veteran Chris Thompson also figures to get plenty of passing-down work under his old boss Jay Gruden. Free agent Devonta Freeman is visiting the team, according to Pelissero. There’s little reason to think the Jags will miss Fournette.

15) Draft Twitter loved Hakeem Butler, but the 2019 fourth-round pick couldn’t make it out of his second training camp on a team that wants to start four wide receivers. Butler was ranked as high as a top-15 prospect by some analysts.

16) The Patriots don’t currently have a kicker. Perhaps they will bring back Nick Folk after placing a veteran on injured reserve later in the week, or perhaps Bill Belichick is going to get really wild in the post-Tom Brady era. After cutting the 31-year-old Mohamed Sanu earlier in the week, the Patriots’ release of 29-year-old running back Lamar Miller is another sign this team is trying to get younger and faster.

17) David Blough, Thanksgiving hero, did not make the Lions’ initial 53-man roster. This cruel cut, however, could be followed with Blough being placed on the practice squad.

18) The Jake Kumerow dream appears to be over in Green Bay. The new-school Jeff Janis — and Aaron Rodgers’ favorite — was part of the Packers’ cuts.

19) The Cowboys are reportedly planning to place RT La’el Collins on injured reserve in a few days. That will allow him to return in as little as three weeks, but it is a huge blow to an offensive line already without center Travis Frederick. Journeyman Cameron Erving appears to be Collins’ replacement, which is a huge downgrade.

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