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.
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.
Tampa Bay's Godwin, Green Bay's Adams return from injuries
___GREEN BAY AT TAMPA BAYPackers: RB Tyler Ervin, CB Kevin King, QB Jordan Love. ___NEW YORK JETS AT MIAMIJets: QB James Morgan, QB Sam Darnold, CB Quincy Wilson, LB Jordan Willis, T Mekhi Becton, DL Nathan Shepherd. Dolphins: B/WR Malcolm Perry, RB Salvon Ahmed, RB Jordan Howard, LB Kyle Van Noy, DE Jason Strowbridge. ___HOUSTON AT TENNESSEETexans: WR Keke Coutee, CB Cornell Armstrong, RB Buddy Howell, ILB Peter Kalambayi, OT Charlie Heck, TE Jordan Akins. ___ATLANTA AT MINNESOTAFalcons: CB Jordan Miller, RB Qadree Ollison, S Jaylinn Hawkins, RT John Wetzel, DE Takk McKinley.
Falcons WR Julio Jones out again with hamstring injury
Jones had been listed as questionable after missing practice throughout the week with a hamstring injury. Even so, the winless Falcons’ secondary gets a boost with safeties Keanu Neal (hamstring) and Ricardo Allen (elbow) returning from injuries. ___PHILADELPHIA AT PITTSBURGHEagles: TE Hakeem Butler; RB Jason Huntley, WR DeSean Jackson, WR Alshon Jeffery, CB Avonte Maddox, QB Nate Sudfeld, DE Casey Toohill. Falcons: S Jaylinn Hawkins, WR Julio Jones, CB A.J. Ravens: RB Justice Hill, WR Chris Moore, QB Trace McSorley, DT Broderick Washington, DT Justin Ellis, OL Tyre Phillips.
Project 17 initiative announces its final 2 schools to get certified ATs
On Tuesday, Atlantic Coast and Fletcher were the last two high schools announced as the beneficiaries of full-time certified athletic trainers through the Project 17 program. It aimed to put a certified athletic trainer at every one of Duval Countys 17 public high schools by 2020. Once that was complete, those ATs would leave the Project 17 structure and transition to Duval County Public Schools employees as ATs. Currently, 12 certified ATs have gone through Project 17 and made it into the Duval system. The final five schools, Atlantic Coast, Fletcher, Mandarin, Paxon and Sandalwood, will complete Project 17 within the next two years.
Mark Brunell: Josh Allen looks like a star; offense needs more reps
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Some thoughts from the Jaguars' Thursday night preseason game, a 22-7 loss to Miami. Thats what they are supposed to do and thats exactly what we can expect from Allen in 2019. As this preseason progresses, its hard to think of any NFL team that has a better defensive front than the Jaguars. You can expect that, once again, none of the starters will play the final preseason game. And I hope, regardless of game reps, that the Jaguars will be ready Week 1 against the Chiefs.
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.
Jaguars initial depth chart lists 1 rookie starter
George VarkanisJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - In advance of the Jaguars preseason opener Thursday against the Baltimore Ravens, the team released the first unofficial depth chart Sunday. The injured rookie is listed as the starter at weakside linebacker, despite being expected to be out until the regular season opener Sept. 8. Williams is backed up by Ramik Wilson, DJ Alexander and Joe Giles-Harris at the "Will" position. First-round pick Josh Allen is listed as the second-string defensive end behind Yannick Ngakoue. Rookie second-round pick Jawaan Taylor is listed as the backup to Cedric Ogbuehi at right tackle while rookie third-round pick Josh Oliver is listed behind Geoff Swaim at one tight end position.
The 20 most important Jaguars for 2019: No 15 Dede Westbrook
Getty ImagesJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Over the next 20 days, News4Jax will count down the 20 most important figures to the Jaguars' success in the 2019 season. Dede Westbrook was easily the Jaguars most productive wide receiver last season. Westbrook was also the Jaguars best punt returner in 2018. If Westbrook proves to be a productive receiver, it's likely the Jaguars wont want to risk him getting injured as a punt returner. Is Dede Westbrook the WR most poised to break out?
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.