DE Ryan Davis, S Josh Evans among Jaguars’ early cuts

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Ryan Davis was among several players the team cut Friday as it begins the process of trimming the roster to 53.

Davis has been with the team since 2013 and recorded 11 sacks in 34 games. He had his best season in 2014, when he recorded 6.5 sacks, rushing from the interior of the defensive line. He was moved to strongside linebacker in the spring and was working behind Dan Skuta.

Davis joined the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent out of Bethune-Cookman College. In addition to the 11 sacks, he has three forced fumbles, an interception and three fumble recoveries.

Davis and safety Josh Evans were the most notable of the players the team released Friday. According to various reports and announcements on social media, the team released linebacker Thurston Armbrister, defensive end Tyrone Holmes, offensive tackle Rashod Hill, and defensive tackle T.J. Barnes.

The Jaguars must reduce the roster to 53 by 4 p.m. ET Saturday.