Carr confident with Olson calling Raiders' offensive plays
With Jon Gruden tendering his resignation Monday amid reports of emails he sent before being hired in 2018 that contained racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments, longtime special Rich Bisaccia makes his debut as interim head coach of the Raiders, and offensive coordinator Greg Olson will be the new voice in quarterback Derek Carr’s ears, calling the plays in a matchup that pits 3-2 rivals seeking their first win in October.
Nobody comes for free in NFL free agency that begins Monday
Regardless, on Monday, two days before the NFL's 2021 business year begins, the 32 teams and agents for the players will be making deals. “Legal tampering, and tampering is illegal? AdOf course, free agency always is a buyer-beware situation. AdVoila: Lavonte David, a key linebacker, was re-signed, and several other key guys in the title run could be back. “We do have some money from a cap standpoint that we can spend; but again, it’s an interesting year.
Jaguars fire Marrone; owner Khan plans to be more involved
Now, after nine NFL seasons and little success on the field, the Jacksonville Jaguars owner is taking a more hands-on approach to fixing the franchise's most glaring problems. Khan is handling the search for his next coach and general manager mostly alone, with some help from Jaguars President Mark Lamping. “This time around, I think I have a much better sense myself,” Khan said Monday after firing coach Doug Marrone. “What's evaded the history of the Jags really has been a franchise quarterback,” Khan said. Khan kept Marrone in place after firing general manager Dave Caldwell in late November, but ultimately decided on a clean sweep.
Henry runs wild, Titans hand Jags 12th straight loss, 31-10
So Vrabel stuck with Henry, who delivered a 20-yard run in the fourth quarter that helped him make NFL history. Henry ran for 215 yards and two touchdowns, his best performance in five trips to his hometown area, and the Titans dominated Jacksonville 31-10 on Sunday and handed the Jaguars a 12th consecutive loss. Enjoying a big performance about 25 miles from his hometown of Yulee was something new for Henry. Henry had 170 yards on 17 carries in the first 30 minutes, including a 36-yard touchdown run. He added a 47-yard scamper early in the third as the AFC South-leading Titans (9-4) started to pull away.
Vikings still committed to core, as Jaguars starting over
The Jaguars, 9-30 since October 2018, initiated an aggressive teardown before last season and fired general manager Dave Caldwell last week. Even teams with no wins or few wins, it’s still a bunch of pro athletes with a bunch of pride, and they’re going to show up and they’re going to play hard and they’re going to be coached well. Losing to Minnesota would serve to lower the second-round selection the Jaguars obtained for defensive end Yannick Ngakoue in late August. Ngakoue still leads the Vikings with five sacks despite being traded to Baltimore after six games. GLENNON AGAINThe Jaguars are sticking with quarterback Mike Glennon despite Gardner Minshew now being fully healthy from his thumb injury.
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.
Jaguars fans have good reason to vote ex-player Ngakoue to Pro Bowl
Well, not necessarily root for Ngakoue, but at least vote for him to make the Pro Bowl. Part of the trade parameters were that the fifth-round selection could become a fourth-round pick if Ngakoue makes the Pro Bowl. If Ngakoue makes the Pro Bowl and his team wins the Super Bowl, that pick then jumps to a third-round selection. Anuglyman’s headline reads: “Jags fan asking for your help in screwing over the Vikings by voting Ngakoue to the Pro Bowl. If Ngakoue makes the Pro Bowl, the 5th the Vikings gave us, jumps up to a 4th (and potentially a third if he makes the probowl and the Ravens win the SB).”Jaguars fans can do their part by casting a Pro Bowl vote here.
Steelers stay unbeaten with 28-24 comeback win over Ravens
Baltimore Ravens defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) applies pressure on Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Baltimore. Ben Roethlisberger threw two second-half touchdowns, and the Steelers beat error-prone Lamar Jackson and the Ravens 28-24 Sunday to match the best start in franchise history. “I put that on me.”Beyond losing ground in the division, Baltimore lost All-Pro left tackle Ronnie Stanley for the season with a severe ankle injury. The Steelers led 28-24 when the Ravens (5-2) faced a fourth-and-3 at the Pittsburgh 8 with 2 minutes left. That left Pittsburgh thin up front after DE Chris Wormley went on IR Saturday.
Vikings trade DE Yannick Ngakoue to Ravens for draft picks
MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Vikings traded defensive end Yannick Ngakoue to the Baltimore Ravens for draft picks on Thursday, less than two months after acquiring the fifth-year pass rusher in a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Vikings were initially hoping he'd be able to return with rest and rehabilitation, and Spielman said acquiring Ngakoue was not related to Hunter's injury. I still think we have a very talented team,” Spielman said. The Ravens (5-1) could use Ngakoue to enhance a pass rush that has been productive of late but could use the help. “We are excited to add Yannick Ngakoue to our football team,” Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta said.
Vikings trade ex-Jaguars DE Ngakoue after 6 games
Former Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, whom the team traded to the Vikings in late August for second- and fifth-round draft picks, is on the move once again. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Minnesota traded Ngakoue to the Ravens on Thursday morning for two draft picks, third- and fifth-round selections, just six games into his tenure. The fifth-round pick is in 2022 and can elevate to a fourth-round selection if Ngakoue makes the Pro Bowl, according to Sports Illustrated. Minnesota essentially rented Ngakoue for six games and a significantly worse draft position. Ngakoue was off to a good start in Minnesota, recording five sacks in six games and forcing two fumbles.
Overlooked? Underrated? Marrone thinks Jaguars ‘can be special’
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars have a chance to surprise, possibly even shock, much of the NFL. 1 draft pick in April — and assembling one of the youngest rosters in the league, the Jaguars are mostly a league-wide afterthought. The Jaguars don’t care. “I really think that this team can be special,” coach Doug Marrone said Wednesday. “We don’t feel like we’re underdogs at all,” receiver DJ Chark said.
News4JAX Insiders chat with Mark Brunell & Cole Pepper
Curious about the Jaguars’ recent moves and wondering how they’ll compete in what promises to be an NFL season unlike any other? Mark Brunell and Cole Pepper, co-hosts of The Mark Brunell Show, addressed those topics in the second in a series of News4JAX Insiders-only live events Tuesday night. SUBSCRIBE: Sign up for your free News4JAX Insider account todayIn case you missed it, Mark and Cole hosted a live chat last week with a dozen Insiders while they talked about the departures of Yannick Ngakoue and Leonard Fournette, the players who must step up to replace their production and the development of Gardner Minshew, among other topics. News4JAX Insider is a membership program that connects you with the inner workings of our newsroom while providing access to exclusive perks. Insiders receive opportunities to share feedback through surveys, view never-before-seen content and get recognition for their contributions to the News4JAX community.
Commentary: Who won, lost Ngakoue trade
If they land a player of Ngakoues impact and another regular contributor, perhaps you can make the case that the Jaguars won the trade. If Ngakoue plays as well as he did for the Jaguars, the trade value is certainly worth it. I can tell you who the losers are in the deal: Jaguars fans. Those loyal punching bags once again saw a player the team drafted, be productive, and then not get to a second contract. The Jaguars drafted Ngakoues replacement last year and Josh Allen delivered as a rookie.
Jags 'feel good with compensation' from Vikings for Ngakoue
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The Jacksonville Jaguars never got the first-round draft pick they wanted for pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue. Jacksonville dealt Ngakoue to Minnesota on Sunday in exchange for a second-round draft pick in 2021 and a conditional fifth-rounder in 2022. And at the end of the day, when youre a coach and youre sitting there, its almost like you feel like youre in the middle, Marrone said. He will give the Vikings a young, proven pass rusher opposite star Danielle Hunter, one whose work ethic and intensity have always been among the most respected in Jacksonvilles locker room. Jacksonville also selected Ngakoues replacement, Josh Allen from Kentucky, with the seventh overall pick in the 2019 draft and added pass rusher KLavon Chaisson this year.
Brunell calls Jaguars decision to cut Fournette a stunner
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. If theres anyone at News4Jax who could make sense of the Jaguars abrupt decision to cut running back Leonard Fournette two weeks before the season, its Mark Brunell. But even the former quarterback turned News4Jax Jaguars analyst was scratching his head on Monday. This is a stunner to me, Brunell said in a phone interview on The Morning Show. Leonard Fournette, say what you want, he came into camp healthy. We just cant seem to keep our young players, Bruce, Brunell told News4Jax anchor Bruce Hamilton.
Jaguars trading Yannick Ngakoue to Vikings for 2 picks
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars are reportedly trading pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue to the Minnesota Vikings. BREAKING: Jaguars trading DE Yannick Ngakoue to Vikings for 2021 second-round pick, 2022 conditional fifth-round pick. (via @TomPelissero) pic.twitter.com/OVLXKXYAmr — NFL (@NFL) August 30, 2020According to ESPN, which first reported the trade, the fifth-round pick could go as high as a third-round pick. Pro Bowl cornerback Jalen Ramsey seemingly faked a back injury to get traded to the Los Angeles Rams last October. Allen had 44 tackles, 10 1/2 sacks and two forced fumbles as a rookie and made the Pro Bowl as an alternate.
AP source: Jaguars trading Ngakoue to Vikings for 2 picks
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Disgruntled pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue is headed north, far away from Jacksonville. A person familiar with the trade says the Jaguars agreed to send Ngakoue to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday for a second-round draft pick in 2021 and a conditional fifth-rounder in 2022. The person said Ngakoue agreed to rework his 2020 salary to get out of Jacksonville. Ngakoue still has to sign his one-year franchise tender with the Jaguars to make the deal happen. Ngakoue also should ease the loss of four-time Pro Bowler Everson Griffen, who signed a one-year deal with Dallas earlier this month.
Dawuane Smoot knows that Jaguars need defensive line players to step up
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. It has been a challenging month for the Jaguars defensive line unit. That means the players that are still on the Jaguars roster are going to have to step up. With so many personnel losses across the defensive front, Jacksonville is going to need a career season from Smoot again this year. And his deal was if he shot a shotgun and that dog shied away, that dog wasnt a bird dog anymore, said Jaguars defensive line coach Jason Rebrovich. Im trying to get double digits and do whatever I can for the team and put some Ws on the board.
Report: Jaguars could be on verge of trading Yannick Ngakoue
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Could a resolution for disgruntled Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue be on the horizon? Michael Lombardi of The Athletic said as much on Wednesday afternoon, tweeting that Jacksonville is extremely close to trading Yannick Ngakoue today or tomorrow, have a firm offer in place.If that report is accurate, then it would end a yearlong battle between the franchise and fifth-year player. Ngakoue has made his desire to leave the Jaguars clear during the offseason, taking to social media time and again to ask for a trade. According to NFL sources, Jacksonville is extremely close to trading Yannick Ngakoue today or tomorrow, have a firm offer in place--(hearing a two). Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said last week that he had been in touch with Ngakoue, who recently fired his agent.
Doug Marrone sees challenge, opportunity with ever-changing Jaguars roster
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Doug Marrone looks at the number of players dropping off of the roster and knows what people are thinking. The Jaguars did add an area native, Columbia High School graduate and defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan on Monday, but the needs are greater than what hell provide. Defensive tackle Al Woods, cornerback Rashaan Melvin and end/linebacker Lerentee McCray all opted-out due to COVID-19 concerns. Defensive tackle Rodney Gunter was placed on the reserve/retired list Monday after he announced a condition with his aortic valve. Defensive tackle Dontavius Russell, a seventh-round pick in 2019 and defensive tackle Brian Price were both placed on injured reserve.
Former Columbia High star Timmy Jernigan signs with Jaguars
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Make that two local products coming home to play for the Jaguars this season. Defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan signed a contract with Jacksonville on Monday morning, adding some much-needed reinforcements on a line that has been strafed with personnel losses. Jernigan played high school football at Columbia High School in Lake City under coach Craig Howard and the former four- and five-star player was one of the highest recruited players from the school. He signed with Florida State and played three seasons with the Seminoles before leaving early for the NFL draft. Jernigan joins Oakleaf High graduate Shaquille Quarterman as players who played their high school football in town to land with the Jaguars this season.
Could agent change lead to end of stalemate between Jaguars, Ngakoue?
Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said on Tuesday that hes spoken to Ngakoue, a fifth-year defensive end, recently but preferred to keep those conversations private. Will the change in agents spur either the Jaguars or Ngakoue into action on a trade or a contract? Hes earned the right. He played his contract out, hes earned the right to do whats best for him and his family. Hes earned the right, he played his contract out, he played four years.
Josh Allen has sights set on taking big step forward for Jaguars
This year Im not holding anything back, Im coming in as best as I can, the best version of me.Last year, Allen was a monster for the Jaguars. Allen started just four games last season and still managed to set the Jaguars rookie record with 10.5 sacks and go to the Pro Bowl. Allen said that hes worked hard in the offseason to be a complete player, and not just focus on getting to the quarterback. If Ngakoue continues to hold out or the Jaguars trade him, the pressure on Chaisson to be an impact player as a rookie increases. Two Jaguars players, Lerentee McCray and Al Woods, have both opted-out of the season due to COVID-19 concerns.
Doug Marrone: Anxiety and challenges are part of new normal for Jaguars
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Sporting a facial hair and wearing a lanyard-style device to warn about social distancing, coach Doug Marrone kicked off Jaguars training camp with the media virtually on Thursday. The unusual start to NFL training camp has arrived. Marrone met with the media in his first appearance of training camp and said that the team and coaching staff are adjusting to the new normal. The franchise also doesnt have defensive end Yannick Ngakoue in training camp and Marrone said that he sees both sides of what has become a very public standoff. Six Jaguars players so far have been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, although one of those, cornerback Josiah Scott was taken off of it Thursday.
As training camp begins, Jaguars face a slew of unanswered questions
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. NFL training camp is set to open amidst a slew of new safety protocols on Tuesday due to COVID-19. The News4Jax sports staff looks at training camp storylines entering the most unusual season in league history. I think Ngakoue is dealt at some point. If the Jaguars embrace the fact that Ngakoue isnt going to play, they dont have much to lose. JS: The league better start to put some respect on Josh Allens name.
Deadline passes for Yannick Ngakoue to sign franchise tender with Jaguars
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The franchise tag deadline passed on Wednesday afternoon and disgruntled Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue still hadnt put his signature on anything. What exactly does that mean for the Jaguars and Ngakoue, who has been trying to force his way out of Jacksonville for months? Hes locked in to taking the one-year deal with Jacksonville at roughly $17.788 million if he does ultimately sign. The deadline wont allow Ngakoue to sign a long-term deal with Jacksonville now until after the season. The wording in the NFLs operations calendar about the franchise tag tender reads:At 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for any club that designated a Franchise Player to sign such player to a multiyear contract or extension.
Prescott set for franchise tag without long-term Dallas deal
Dak Prescott will play whatever becomes of the 2020 season under the one-year franchise tag after the Dallas Cowboys and their star quarterback couldn't agree on a long-term contract. Clubs had until Wednesday afternoon to reach multiyear deals with players given the franchise tag. Green and defensive end Yannick Ngakoue of Jacksonville haven't signed the one-year contract that goes with the tag. If so, his fate will be different than the other two QBs who have played under the franchise tag. Anthony Harris of Minnesota and Denver's Justin Simmons are set to play under the $11.4 million tag for a safety.
A.J. Bouye on Jaguars: Challenging final season in Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. In March, the Jaguars traded veteran cornerback A.J Bouye to the Broncos and by all indications, he was ready to move on. I couldnt control what was going on in Jacksonville, I tried to keep a positive attitude and kept grinding, he said. Among Jaguars defensive stalwarts remaining from that squad, only defensive tackle Abry Jones, linebacker Myles Jack and defensive end Yannick Ngakoue remain. We had a lot of distractions going into the last year and then certain players with the injuries and certain players wanting to get out of there, it was just a lot going on, Bouye said. Bouye mentioned that Coughlin as one of the reasons that players wanted to leave the Jaguars.
Jaguars place franchise tag on Yannick Ngakoue
The Jaguars placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on defensive end Yannick Ngakoue on Friday. If Ngakoue signs an offer sheet from another team, the Jaguars can match the terms of that offer. He can not sign the offer sheet and sit out the year in an attempt to force the Jaguars’ hand. In four seasons in the NFL, Ngakoue has recorded 37.5 sacks, including a career-high 12 in the Jaguars 2017 AFC championship game season. Earlier in March, Ngakoue tweeted out that he had let the Jaguars know that he was not interested in signing a long-term deal to stay in Jacksonville.
Will Jaguars keep Yannick Ngakoue and Calais Campbell? GM weighs in
Will the Jaguars keep Yannick Ngakoue on the roster? I’ll leave it at that.”One way the Jaguars can keep Ngakoue is to sign him to a new contract. There are two potential obstacles to a new deal: Ngakoue’s perception of his market value and the Jaguars salary cap space. Is Ngakoue worth that much? Bouye, who has been talked about being a potential salary cap casualty.
Jaguars adjust clocks with Coughlin gone, stump for Marrone
JACKSONVILLE, FL – About 12 hours after Jaguars owner Shad Khan fired top executive Tom Coughlin, all the clocks inside the building were reset. “We'd love to see coach Marrone stick around and see this through,” Pro Bowl defensive end Calais Campbell. —Defensive end Yannick Ngakoue skipped most of the offseason and part of training camp in a contract dispute that remains unsettled. He tried to fine defensive end Dante Fowler $700,000 for missing "mandatory" appointments with team trainers during the 2018 offseason. Neither did the clocks, players insisted.
Jaguars back in AFC South picture after win over Jets
Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) celebrates after sacking quarterback Sam Darnold during the first half on Sunday. The Jaguars were dominant on the defensive side of the ball for the second consecutive week and turned Sam Darnold's and the New York Jets' trip to Jacksonville into forgettable October day. Three interceptions and eight sacks, followed by a three-touchdown afternoon by Gardner Minshew II gave Jacksonville a 29-15 win over the Jets at TIAA Bank Field. Darnold, the Jets quarterback whose sound bite that he was "seeing ghosts" during Monday's loss to New England went viral, endured a rough day against the Jaguars. Bouye's return went to the Jets 25 and set up the dagger eight plays later, an 8-yard touchdown pass from Minshew to D.J.
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.
Report: Jaguars sign LB Myles Jack to new deal
Getty ImagesJACKSONVILLE, FLA - The Jaguars are keeping linebacker Myles Jack in town. Adam Schefter reported on Saturday that the Jaguars are signing Jack to a four-year, $57 million contract extension with $33 million in guarantees. Jack is a regular on "The Mark Brunell Show" on CW17 and signed his contract to appear as a featured guest nearly two weeks ago. Jaguars are signing LB Myles Jack to a four-year, $57 million contract extension that includes $33 million guaraneed and ties him to Jacksonville for the next five years, per source. It makes Jack the NFL's third highest-paid ILB, behind Bobby Wagner and CJ Mosely.
Yannick Ngakoue ends holdout, reports to Jaguars camp
The Jaguars defensive end reported to training camp on Sunday morning, ending a holdout that had gone on much of the offseason as he angled for a new contract. Ngakoue, who has 29.5 sacks during his first three seasons in the NFL, will earn $2.025 million during the final season of his rookie contract. Yannick Ngakoue reports for camp. The NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported that Ngakoue has turned down a short-term contract from the Jaguars worth $19 million per year. Ngakoue has accrued nearly $530,000 in fines during his holdout.
Jaguars: Jalen arrives in style; Ngakoue a no-show
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - On Wednesday morning, the Jaguars veteran players reported for the start of training camp. According to several reports, defensive end Yannick Ngakoue wasnt one of them. The Jaguars defensive end is now officially a hold out as he seeks a new contract. Ngakoue is scheduled to make $2.025 million in 2019, the final year of his rookie deal. Without Ngakoue not in camp, the Jaguars will be looking for rookie defensive end Josh Allen to contribute immediately.
Jalen Ramsey makes grand entrance as Jaguars veterans arrive for camp
One by one, players like defensive end Calais Campbell and linebacker Myles Jack stopped to give their John Hancock before reporting for mandatory training camp. As previously reported, Ngakoue is upset with his current contract and thats why he skipped mandatory minicamp last month. Last month, running back Leonard Fournette tweeted: Pay Yannick Ngakoue. Ngakoue himself has been tweeting a lot over the past several days. One week ago, he wrote:For Jaguars fans, the start to training camp this week marks the beginning of a hopeful new season. News4Jax was there as the newest players reported to mandatory training camp earlier this week.
Fans arrive early to welcome Jaguars veterans arriving for training camp
Fans lined up early to get a glimpse of their favorite players. Many had questions about one of the teams most important veteran players- defensive end Yannick Ngakoue and whether he would show up. As previously reported, Ngakoue is upset with his current contract and thats why he skipped mandatory minicamp last month. As a result, its up in the air whether fans will see him make his way through the stadium gates. Fans are also keeping their eyes peeled for other veteran players including Jalen Ramsey, Leonard Fournette and Myles Jack.
5 things to look for in first week of Jaguars' training camp
Jaguars.comJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jaguars open training camp Thursday with the first practice scheduled to begin at 8:45 a.m. Here are my five things to look for in the first week of camp. The free agent wide receiver really popped during OTAs and mini-camp. With the year-long absence of Telvin Smith anticipated, the Jaguars are left with only one sure starter at linebacker, middle linebacker Myles Jack. Free agent additions DJ Alexander and Najee Goode were signed in the offseason, and the Jaguars drafted Quincy Williams in the third round.
Teal the Podcast | What are Jaguars really accomplishing in OTAs?
Yannick Ngakoue, Telvin Smith, Jalen Ramsey and Nick Foles are among the Jaguars players who have missed at least one session of the Organized Team Activities, so far. Cole Pepper and Mark Brunell discuss what the Jaguars can accomplish this time of year and whether the Jaguars need to find a veteran backup quarterback.