AP source: Jags trade oft-injured Oliver to Ravens for pick
A person familiar with negotiations says the Jacksonville Jaguars have traded oft-injured tight end Josh Oliver, a 2019 third-round draft pick who has been limited to four games, to the Baltimore Ravens for a conditional pick in 2022. The person said the pick will become a seventh-rounder if Oliver makes Baltimore's 53-man roster this year. New coach Urban Meyer vowed to completely revamp Jacksonville's tight end room, but he failed to land any of the top guys available in free agency. Jacksonville added run-blocking specialist Chris Manhertz (two years, $7.25 million) in free agency and re-signed James O'Shaughnessy. They have five of the top 65 picks in next month's draft, and a tight end is almost guaranteed to be one of them.
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.
Bad breaks continue: Jaguars TE Josh Oliver will miss season after broken foot
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Its another lost season for Jaguars tight end Josh Oliver. Oliver suffered a broken foot during a non-contact drill in practice last Sunday. Since Oliver was placed on IR prior to the final 53-man roster being finalized, he can not be brought back this season. But Oliver suffered a hamstring injury during training camp and then had a back injury just four games into his return. The Jaguars placed him on IR in late November.
Foles could return to practice next week; rookie Oliver to make debut
Coach Doug Marrone said that the debut of rookie tight end Josh Oliver will come in Sundays game at Cincinnati, and that injured quarterback Nick Foles could return to practice as early as next week. In his absence, rookie Gardner Minshew II emerged and has played well, going 2-3 as a starter and winning four Rookie of the Week awards. The Jaguars placed Foles on injured reserve with a designation to return, meaning he could begin practicing with the team in Week 8. Foles would be eligible to return the play the week of Nov. 10, although the Jaguars have a bye that week. Yeah, we think well be able to get him next Wednesday out at practice, Marrone said.
Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey questionable to play against Saints
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars have listed cornerback Jalen Ramsey as questionable to play Sunday against New Orleans. Khan told The Street he had a "heart to heart" with Ramsey earlier this week and "I think we'll be able to come to what makes sense for all." It's unclear if that means trading Ramsey or repairing his fractured relationship with the franchise. Ramsey was limited in practice for a third consecutive day Friday. The Jaguars (2-3) ruled out rookie tight end Josh Oliver, who has yet to make his NFL debut because of a significant hamstring injury.
Knee injury shelves O'Shaughnessy for season
James O'Shaughnessy scores a touchdown in the first quarter during a game against the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 19 (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jaguars took a hit on offense Monday. Tight end James O'Shaughnessy suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, in Sunday's 34-27 loss to Carolina and will miss the remainder of the season. Coach Doug Marrone said that O'Shaughnessy suffered a "terrible" injury and would be placed on injured reserve. Rookie Josh Oliver, who has yet to play as he recovers from a hamstring injury, could make his return soon. They are 11th in passing yards per game (254.6).
At least nine Jaguars won't play Thursday vs. Miami
Getty ImagesJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Two days before the vital third preseason game, Jaguars' head coach Doug Marrone said there are nine players who definitely won't play in the game due to injuries. On defense, injured linebackers Quincy Williams, Jake Ryan, Davis Tull, and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus will not play in Miami against the Dolphins. And then, obviously, the players that can play are actually going to play." Marrone said that the running back will play on Thursday, but did not disclose who many touches he expects him to receive. The expectation is that quarterback Nick Foles will see his first action in a preseason game, which has created anticipation from fans, coaches and players.
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.
Jaguars training camp notebook: Chark's catch headlines Day 8
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jaguars changed things up on Day 8 of training camp and hit the field at TIAA Bank Field to scrimmage. The starting offense faced off with the starting defense for multiple drives. The play of the day was when Nick Foles hit DJ Chark deep down the sideline and Chark made what hade to be the best catch of training camp so far. After practice Jaguars, defensive coordinator Todd Wash said I thought it was a solid day we had a way too many penalties, thats the No. Marrone says he has a pulled hamstring and they will prepare like they will be without him for the first game.