Statesville’s Breon Borders made the cut.
The deadline for NFL teams to finalize their 53-man roster is today. On Friday, Borders announced via social media that the Jacksonville Jaguars were keeping him.
“Through hard work, perseverance, and faith in God you can dream with your eyes wide open!” Borders wrote on his Facebook page. “Took so many losses to get this one win and this feelin, boy ain’t nothing like it you hear me!? Took some time, ran a few marathons, but I’m here now.”
He closed the Facebook post with “#DEDICATION.”
The Jaguars finished the preseason 0-4. Borders, a cornerback who is also expected to see time on special teams, had six tackles.
This is the third NFL season for Borders, who began his professional career in Oakland in 2017 as an undrafted free agent. The Raiders had him on their practice squad until December of 2017 when the Buffalo Bills signed him.
Borders saw playing time on special teams during the Bills’ 2018 playoff loss to Jacksonville. Buffalo let him go last September.
After that Borders spent a month on the Houston Texans’ practice squad before being released. The Jaguars added him to their practice squad three weeks later. They promoted him to their active roster last December.
The Jaguars kick off the 2019 regular season at home Sept. 8 against the Kansas City Chiefs.