Jaguars poised to spend big, rebuild quickly in free agency
Free agency feels a lot like recruiting to new Jaguars coach Urban Meyer. It certainly should help that the Jaguars have more salary cap space (nearly $73 million) than any other team. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Free agency feels a lot like recruiting to new Jaguars coach Urban Meyer. Clemson star Trevor Lawrence is the presumptive choice, and the Jaguars will use free agency to build around him. “That’s a room that’s going to have to be rebuilt in some ways,” said Meyer, who could sign Hunter Henry, Jonnu Smith or Gerald Everett when free agency officially begins Wednesday.
Skidding Jags rule out WR Chark for season finale at Colts
Coach Doug Marrone ruled out Chark (shin) on Friday, two days after saying running back James Robinson would miss the game because of a badly sprained left ankle. Chark leads the team with 53 receptions for 706 yards and five touchdowns. Without Chark and rookie Collin Johnson (hamstring), the Jaguars (1-14) will rely on rookie Laviska Shenault, Keelan Cole and Chris Conley against the Colts (10-5). Journeyman Mike Glennon will make his fifth start of the season and second straight. He has two touchdown passes and six turnovers in his last 10 quarters.
Vikings outlast error-prone Jags 27-24 on Bailey's OT kick
Minnesota Vikings place kicker Dan Bailey (5) celebrates with teammates after kicking a 23-yard field goal during overtime in an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Cowboys, Panthers and Jaguars (1-11), who lost their 11th straight game, are a combined 8-27. Chase McLaughlin even had a chance to win it with a 62-yard field goal at the end of the fourth quarter that fell short. FOUR FIGURESJefferson joined Pro Football Hall of Fame member Randy Moss (1998) as the only rookies in Vikings history to reach 1,000 receiving yards. Vikings: CB Jeff Gladney (calf) and TE Brandon Dillon (ankle) each left the game.
QB Jones inactive for Giants; McCoy to start at Seattle
(AP Photo/Aaron Doster)The New York Giants will be without starting quarterback Daniel Jones for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. Jones was not expected to play because of a hamstring injury suffered last week against Cincinnati. Colt McCoy will make his first start of the season at QB for the Giants. Seattle was without both starting right tackle Brandon Shell (ankle) and backup Cedric Ogbuehi (calf) leaving a major question on the offensive line. ___CLEVELAND-TENNESSEEBrowns: WR Taywan Taylor, WR KhaDarel Hodge, CB Denzel Ward, RB Dontrell Hilliard, S Tedric Thompson, DE Joe Jackson.
Revenge Tour: Jags face several former players down stretch
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars are seeing former teammates nearly every week, so many down the stretch that it could be considered a Revenge Tour. Next up: Pittsburgh defensive end Tyson Alualu, a first-round draft pick in 2010 who returns to Jacksonville on Sunday. Alualu spent seven years with the Jaguars (1-8) after then-general manager Gene Smith surprisingly chose him with the 10th overall pick. Jacksonville will face seven more former Jaguars over its next five games:RONNIE HARRISONHarrison returns to Jacksonville on Nov. 29. Chicago gave up a compensatory fourth to get Foles, who started the past seven games for the Bears.
Herbert leads Chargers to 39-29 victory over Jaguars
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) celebrates his rushing touchdown with Joshua Kelley (27) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)INGLEWOOD, Calif. – At last, a victory. The rookie threw for a season-high 347 yards and three touchdowns as well as running for a score as the Chargers defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 39-29 to snap a four-game losing streak. James Robinson led the Jaguars with 119 rushing yards on 22 carries and scored two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving). After Badgley's 35-yard field goal on the opening drive, rookie Joe Reed scored his first NFL touchdown on a 7-yard jet sweep around right end. It was the Chargers' first rushing touchdown since Herbert in Week 2 against Kansas City.
Jaguars look to get season turned around when Lions come to town
Jacksonville (1-4) hosts the Lions (1-3) Sunday at TIAA Bank Field in an effort to halt an early season slide. Effort isn’t something that any stat can measure but it is enough to give the Jaguars hope that they can turn this season around. Coach Doug Marrone and general manager Dave Caldwell both cited the team’s youth as a reason for optimism heading into the season. The Jaguars are planning to stay the course and believe that the issues all come down to execution. I think it just comes down to execution.”Sunday’s game against the Lions will give this young Jaguars team another chance to show they can execute out on the football field.
Fitzpatrick handles Jaguars again, this time with Dolphins
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick laughs with coaches as he comes off the field after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Ryan Fitzpatrick handles the Jacksonville Jaguars as well as anyone in the NFL. Fitzpatrick completed his first 12 passes — a career high — as Miami scored touchdowns on its first three drives for the first time since 2011. Fitzpatrick also ran for 39 yards and a score, his 37-year-old legs looking as fresh as any in Miami’s backfield. “As a group we just didn't get it done,” said Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew, who completed 30 of 42 passes for 275 yards and two turnovers. The Jaguars have won two in a row against the Bengals, notching victories in 2017 and 2019.
McCardell thinks social justice efforts will help Jaguars locker room in unusual year
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. This week, the Jaguars rolled out a campaign called Get in the Game to motivate people to register to vote in the November election. Also involved with the message, Jaguars receivers coach Keenan McCardell, who said it was important to him and the team to do something more than just protest for social justice. As big for us, I mean, what it shows together togetherness, and that we want to try to help be a part of fixing the problem. I think, like 12% of the county still hadnt been registered to vote. happened during the football season that NFL teams would not play, McCardell said he honestly didnt know but did allow for the potential for that to happen.
Jaguars kick off ‘Get in the Game’ voter drive
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Come November, the Jacksonville Jaguars don’t want anyone sitting on the sidelines. The franchise is launching “Get in the Game,” an organization-wide voter registration drive that kicks off Tuesday with the goal of motivating fans to register to vote and get more involved in the community. In the first half of the campaign, Jaguars players and coaches are calling for fans to register to vote before Oct. 5. Once the deadline passes, the messaging will pivot toward encouraging voter turnout ahead of the general election in November. The team has also created a resource on its website containing details about voter registration and key deadlines.
Chris Conley: Big name NFL players, QBs must use platform for change
Jaguars wide receiver Chris Conley is a middle-of-the roster player in the NFL. Like so many players, even those who have played in the league for years, they know that they are very replaceable. He did join the NFL players coalition in signing a letter calling for a federal investigation into the Ahmaud Arbery shooting. Conley wants players like Brady and other star quarterbacks to do something many of them typically dont do. Lets find the actionable things that people can do to change and lets put pressure on them right now.
Jaguars' Conley calls on NFL QBs to lead charge for change
FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2019, file file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Chris Conley (18) scores a 2-point conversation in the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati. Conley called on figures who are the face of the league to do more to help fight social injustice. (AP Photo/Frank Victores, File)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Chris Conley called on figures who are the face of the league to do more to help fight social injustice. But until those figures who are the face of the league decide that and people rally behind them, I dont think you see that, I dont think you see that from us. Nine NFL teams canceled practice in response to Blakes shooting.
Jaguars players march to support Black Lives Matter movement
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jaguars players, front office staff, their family and friends joined their voices with others across the nation Friday when they marched in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. A crowd of about 300 demonstrators met up in front of TIAA Bank Field, most wearing black-and-white Black Lives Matter T-shirts. But for 41 years I’ve been a black man, so it’s very important that I use my platform to let everyone know that black lives do matter,” Wilford said. The movement since Arbery’s death and that of George Floyd in Minneapolis, has pushed the cause forward. That’s true history.”NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday also posted a video on social media condemning racism and the systematic oppression of black people.
A glance at Sunday morning's Jaguars-Texans game
A glance at Sunday's Jaguars-Texans game in London. HOUSTON (5-3) vs JACKSONVILLE (4-4) at Wembley Stadium, LondonSunday, 9:30 a.m. NFL NetworkOPENING LINE - Texans by 3RECORD VS. Hopkins' first game against Jacksonville since 2015 without CB Jalen Ramsey. ... Nearly 60% of Jacksonville's roster has played at least one game in London, which players and coaches believe gives them travel/preparation advantage. ... RB Leonard Fournette leads AFC with 791 yards rushing and ranks third in NFL with 1,054 yards from scrimmage.
Jaguars may have two secret weapons vs. Chiefs
While it can get hot in Kansas City, Florida heat is different, and the Jaguars have been living in it this summer. Particularly, if the Jaguars can establish a running game, the heat could be an ally as the game goes on. "I think that's one of the things about the first game, you really don't know," Jaguars' head coach Doug Marrone said. New defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo will have as many as seven new regulars including defensive end Frank Clark and safety Tyrann Mathieu. Mentally, we definitely worked him more than we have other guys in the past," Jaguars' defensive coordinator Todd Wash said.
Jaguars players share personal experiences with bullying
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Some of the Jaguars top players on Monday are sharing personal experiences of being bullied in school and encouraging students to respect one another. The Len Mattiace Foundation and the Stop the Bullying Campaign in Duval County Public Schools have put together a video with the Jaguars. The video will be shared with students in Duval County middle schoolsMyles Jack, Chris Conley, A.J. Bouye and Calais Campbell are some of the players standing up against bullying. The video will be used in September during a welcome back to school campaign to address bullying.
Jaguars wide receivers are getting better every day
BALTIMORE, Maryland - The Jaguars wide receivers room is filled with young faces that are still working to make their mark in the NFL. Coach Marrone was happy with how the Jags receivers performed on Monday against the ravens pic.twitter.com/8CcRsjFRhh Jamal St. Cyr (@JStCyrTV) August 6, 2019With Lee still recovering from his injury, Conley, Westbrook and Chark appear to be the Jaguars top receivers. #Jaguars pic.twitter.com/lyMNzfZiCT (@BenCNU804) August 5, 2019Jaguars wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell said the game is starting to slow down for Dede Westbrook. Last season, Westbrook had 717 yards and five touchdowns. Westbrook has been a consistent standout, making at least one play that made fans say "wow," every day.
5 position battles to watch at Jaguars training camp 2019
For the Jaguars, the goal is simple: Return to the playoffs after a dismal 2018 season. But the weakside linebacker, Smiths position, must be filled with a player the Jaguars trust. Expect to see more two tight end sets with the Jaguars this season. There is also a chance that the Jaguars could move Ronnie Harrison from strong safety to free safety in a pinch, which would another player into the role of strong safety. Coles Prediction: Theyll go with Wilson, but they should keep an eye on the waiver wire for more depth at the position.
The 20 most important Jaguars for 2019 season: No 16 Chris Conley
Associated PressJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Over the next 20 days, News4Jax will count down the 20 most important figures to the Jaguars' success in the 2019 season. Chris Conley signed with the Jaguars with the hope of proving something. In a limited role in Kansas City, the wide receiver caught five touchdowns in 2018. That equals the number Dede Westbrook led the Jaguars with last season. They were in Kansas City together during the 2016 season. Jaguars WR coach Keenan McCardell on Conley being a natural fit with QB Nick Foles: Theyve played together before in the past.