Preseason questions for Jaguars: Secondary, running backs and Minshew’s future
We continue our weeklong look at the biggest questions facing the Jaguars as the 2021 season approaches. This week, how the secondary looks to improve with a handful of new faces, how James Robinson and Travis Etienne will be used together and what the future holds for Gardner Minshew.
Free agents saw potential with what Urban Meyer, Jaguars are building
Three of the Jaguars more prominent free-agent signings spoke Thursday afternoon and offered up similar tones on what they saw in joining the worst team in the NFL. : Grading the Jaguars free agent signingsWho’d they sign? : QB could land on another teamIt was all smiles and positivity on Thursday as Jacksonville unveiled three of its 12 free agent signings. Griffin, Jenkins and Robertson-Harris are among the team’s biggest investments in free agency, with contracts totaling $103.9 million ($59 million in guarantees). His 2020 season ended with a shoulder injury, but Robertson-Harris said that he’ll be cleared medically by early next month.
Jaguars’ moves: team adds 12 players, re-signs 2, releases 8
(AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jaguars announced a dozen players with whom they have agreed to terms. The team also re-signed tight end James O’Shaughnessy and kicker Aldrick Rosas and released eight reserves. The team also announced the release of cornerbacks Quenton Meeks, Rashaan Melvin and Josh Nurse, defensive tackles Dontavius Russell, Al Woods and Gabe Wright as well as punter Cameron Nizialek. The new league year began at 4 p.m. Wednesday marking the start of the period in which teams can sign players to contracts. The next important date on the calendar is April 29, the start of the NFL draft.
Spend, spend, spend on 2nd day of "legal tampering" in NFL
(AP Photo/Gary McCullough, File)For people wondering where is all the free-agent quarterback movement as the NFL's “legal tampering” period enters its second day, well, calm down. He started seven and played in nine games last season for Miami, throwing for 2,091 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He will be replaced as Tua Tagovailoa's backup by Brissett, who will get a one-year, $5 million deal in Miami. The Bengals also reached agreement with Pittsburgh safety Mike Hilton on a four-year, $24 million contract, also according to a person with knowledge of the deal. Kelly signed a three-year, $21 million deal exactly a year ago and started all 16 games at right tackle.
Seahawks hold on to beat Washington, clinch playoff spot
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) points upwards before the start of the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Landover, Md. – Russell Wilson and the Seahawks built a big lead, and Seattle's suddenly opportunistic defense held on Sunday to beat Washington 20-15 and clinch a playoff spot. Wilson threw for a touchdown, Carlos Hyde ran 50 yards for a score, and the Seahawks (10-4) picked off Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins twice. Wilson threw for 121 yards and a 10-yard TD pass to Jacob Hollister and ran for 52 on six carries. UP NEXTThe Seahawks host the Los Angeles Rams next Sunday with first place in the NFC West at stake, while Washington hosts Rivera's old team, the Carolina Panthers.
Arizona knocks off undefeated Seattle with 37-34 OT victory
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. Seattle led all of regulation until Gonzalez made a 44-yard field goal as time expired to tie it at 34. Moments later, it appeared Seattle had won on the ensuing drive when DK Metcalf caught a 48-yard touchdown pass, but the play was called back because of holding on receiver David Moore. Christian Kirk caught an 8-yard touchdown pass with 2:28 left to pull Arizona to 34-31. Seattle cruised 75 yards in just six plays, finishing with a 6-yard touchdown pass from Wilson to Lockett.
NFL partners with three organizations to get out the vote
The NFL is partnering with three non-profit, non-partisan organizations to get out the vote as the league leverages its Inspire Change initiative. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)The NFL is partnering with three non-profit, non-partisan organizations to get out the vote as the league leverages its Inspire Change initiative. The program will support and encourage voting and civic engagement efforts of current and former NFL players, club and league personnel and fans beginning Thursday until Election Day in November. Were launching NFL Votes to inspire everyone in the NFL family including our fans to participate in the civic process by getting registered to vote and ultimately exercising their right to vote, said Commissioner Roger Goodell, whose father was a renowned U.S. senator. "To get my brother to vote, my cousin, my family?___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL
Meet the Star NFL Player With 1 Hand
And Shaquem, who had his left hand amputated as a child, is a star player with only one hand. Growing up they played on the same high school football team and they followed each other to the University of Central Florida. No matter what team, what sport, we had to do it together. No matter what, Shaquill said. There's no reason to offer me.In 2018, Shaquill was drafted by the Seahawks.