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.
66 players opt out of NFL season due to coronavirus pandemic
A total of 66 players have opted out of the 2020 NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic, nearly half of them linemen. Players with a medical opt out will receive a $350,000 stipend, whole those voluntarily opting out receive $150,000 as an advance against future salaries. No team has come close to New England in losing players for the upcoming season, which begins Sept. 10 with Houston at Super Bowl champion Kansas City. Those are not easy decisions to make as a player, especially when you love the game," said Broncos safety Justin Simmons, who will play this season. And Ive had a lot of difficult conversations with my wife and, yeah, its not ever going to be easy.
Jaguars place Marqise Lee on Injured Reserve
Marqise Lee is carted off the field after a knee injury that ended his 2018 season. Lee was placed on injured reserve and will be lost for the remainder of the 2019 season. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Two days after he left the Jaguars' game against the Jets with a shoulder injury, Marqise Lee was placed on injured reserve by the team, ending his season and likely ending his tenure with the Jaguars. Lee caught single passes in games against the Panthers and Jets, but on a second-quarter running play, Lee was injured while blocking for Leonard Fournette. Lee has two more years left on the four-year contract he signed before the 2018 season.
Four key things for Jaguars against Texans
JACKSONVILLE, FLA - Four key things the Jaguars must do to beat the Texans. The season opening lost to Kansas City left the Jaguars without their starting quarterback, after Nick Foles broke his collarbone. Given obvious passing situations, the Texans defense can get creative with pressure and coverage, a perfect formula to force a rookie quarterback into mistakes. The Jaguars would seem to have the personnel, even with all of the injuries, to harass Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. Last week, the Jaguars tried to get too cute against the Chiefs offense, according to defensive coordinator Todd Wash.
Foles on Jaguars injury report, but not expected to miss any time
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jaguars didn't practice on Wednesday due to Hurricane Dorian, but Nick Foles popped up on a preliminary injury report. Foles will appear on the team's injury report, Jaguars director of public relations, Tad Dickman said on Twitter, "due to some soreness in his abdominal oblique from last week but is fully expected to play on Sunday." Foles, along with receiver Marqise Lee, linebacker Quincy Williams and offensive tackle Cam Robinson, were listed as full participants in the injury report. Position Player, Injury, StatusQB Nick Foles, oblique, Full participationWR Marqise Lee, knee, Full participationLB Quincy Williams, knee, Full participationOL Cam Robinson, knee, Full participationDE Lerentee McCray, ankle, Limited participationLB D.J. Alexander, hamstring, Limited participationDT Marcell Dareus, elbow, Limited participationOL Cedric Ogbuehi, hamstring, did not practiceTE Josh Oliver, hamstring, did not practiceCopyright 2019 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.
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.
Marqise Lee is Back!
JACKSONVILLE, FLA - After nearly a year Marqise Lee is back on the football field. Marqise Lee is off of PUP and will practice today @wjxt4 Jamal St. Cyr (@JStCyrTV) August 17, 2019Lee injured his knee in a preseason game and miss all of the 2018 season. Just a week ago Jaguars Head Coach Doug Marrone said he didn't think that Lee and Cam Robinson would be ready to start the regular season. Both players have now been activated from the Pup list and may be ready to go for week 1 against Kansas City. I would not expect to see Lee on the field during the preseason.
Cam Robinson comes off PUP list for Jaguars
Photo by George VarkanisJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Cam Robinson cleared one hurdle in his attempt to return to the field for the Jaguars. The left tackle was removed from the physically unable to perform list on Monday and will participate in a walkthrough with the team and individual drills, coach Doug Marrone said. Robinson, entering his third season, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in last year's 31-20 win over New England. He'd been slow in making his return and Marrone said last week that he expected both Robinson and receiver Marqise Lee to be unavailable for the start of the season. Lee suffered a major knee injury in the 2018 preseason and both he and Robinson spent the year on injured reserve.
Jaguars: Still no timetable on returns for Lee, Robinson
Offensive tackle Cam Robinson and receiver Marqise Lee havent reached a point yet where the team feels like theyll be ready for the regular season, coach Doug Marrone said on Saturday. Those guys are really trying hard, but today was kind of a benchmark to try and kind of get them back. Robinson, the projected starter at left tackle, tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the opening quarter of last years 31-20 win over New England. You like to get them back this week, kind of work them back a little bit, Marrone said of Lee and Robinson. Difficult to do anything afterwards, kind of puts a little bit more pressure if theyre ready and they havent done anything.Copyright 2019 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.
The 20 most important Jaguars for 2019: No. 18 Marqise Lee
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. The Jaguars receiving corps severely missed Marqise Lee last season after the veteran pass catcher suffered a torn ACL in the preseason. Position: Wide receiver2018 Stats: (Missed entire season due to ACL injury)2019 Projection: At 27-years-old, Lee is the veteran voice amongst the Jaguars pass catchers. Wide receiver coach Keenan McCardell called Lee his alpha dog in the Jaguars wide receiver room. Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone has said that Lee wont be a full participant when training camp opens next month.