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Shahid Khan, billionaire owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars has gone “out of bounds,” say workers and community residents who plan to confront the NFL with concerns about the Illinois businessman on Draft Day on April 26th in New York.
Khan bought the Jaguars in November of 2011 for $760 million, with a fortune earned during his rags-to-riches rise from an immigrant engineer to owner of a Flex-N-Gate, a multi-billion dollar auto parts company. He is #491 on the Forbes billionaire list.
But not everyone has prospered. Workers employed by Khan and residents who live near his auto parts plants point to a recent chemical explosion in Indiana and possible exposure to toxic chemicals in Michigan and other sites.
In addition, some of Khan’s employees still qualify for public assistance despite the fact they work full-time at difficult and dangerous jobs.
Cindy Estrada, Vice President United Auto Workers along with workers from Shahid Khan’s Flex-N-Gate Auto Parts Plants and Community resi...
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Of all the places a star receiver could have landed the Jacksonville Jaguars were not the ideal location. A top defensive unit their offense is less than desired. Moving up to the fifth overall pick the Jacksonville Jaguars selected the top receiver in the 2012 NFL draft, Justin Blackmon. Now the question becomes is Blaine Gabbert going
The last time we heard from Wayne Weaver he was selling the Jacksonville Jaguars for $760 million and heading off into the sunset to live out his life without the thought of Blaine Gabbert throwing another INT. Now comes word that Wayne is saying “F-it, I’m unloading my 14,000 sq. ft. frat house.” Dude is 77 and was asking $10 million. The Buy It Now price is now $5.5 million...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived six players, including running back Deji Karim.
Also waived were linebacker JoJo Dickson, linebacker Stephen Franklin, linebacker Jammie Kirlew, defensive back Trumaine McBride and place-kicker Sam Swank.
The Jaguars parted ways with those players to make room undrafted rookies signed following the NFL draft.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter via Evan Silva, the Jacksonville Jaguars are interested in trading up in order to target Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon.
“The Jaguars would love to find a way to get (him),” said Schefter
No matter who starts at quarterback, the Jaguars need a number one receiver and Blackmon could be that player if they’re able to land him.
Justin Blackmon To Jacksonville: Finally a Real Receiver
The Jacksonville passing offense has been atrocious.
They have a quality back in MJD, but he has had little room to run. There has been absolutely no outside presence to stretch the field to speak of. As desperate as the Browns were for a running back, Jacksonville needed a wide receiver.
It remains to be seen how much...
Despite Terrance Knighton's eye injury, he's still spending time with his team, and he's apparently in good spirits according to @JaguarsInsider.
Great to see Terrance Knighton in the building today hanging with teammates.Focused on recovery and is in great spirits.
— jaguarsinsider (@jaguarsinsider) April 26, 2012
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Running back Deji Karim was among five players released by the Jaguars. Karim was Maurice Jones-Drew's backup after Rashad Jennings was injured, but managed just 160 yards on 63 carries and lost his role to DuJuan Harris by the end of the season. Linebackers JoJo Dickson, Stephen Franklin and Jammie Kirlew, defensive back Trumaine McBride and kicker Sam Swank were also released.
With the number 5 pick the Jacksonville Jaguars select WR Justin Blackmore. He should be an immediate impact player for the Jags who need to stretch the field.
Blackmon was named the 2010 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, the first receiver to earn the honor. On December 9, 2010, he was awarded the Fred Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top receiver. Blackmon also holds...
Everyone is making great decisions so far tonight, which is a rarity. The Jacksonville Jaguars needed to upgrade the talent around Blaine Gabbert, and Justin Blackmon will immediately become their No. 1 receiver.
Don’t expect this to immediately turn things around in Jacksonville, but in a year or two Gabbert/Blackmon could be a special connection so long as GM Gene Smith continues...
The Jacksonville Jaguars are trying to get one over on the in-state rival Miami Dolphins by flaunting their No. 7 pick in order to get Ryan Tannehill. The Jaguars personnel have insisted on the record that Miami will take Tannehill, something the team has denied. Meanwhile stories have emerged from 'anonymous sources' that Miami owner Stephen Ross is set on taking the quarterback...
Justin Blackmon was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars to help Blaine Galbert. They already have the threat of Maurice Jones-Drew, now they add another threat to become more dimensional. Next stop, help protect Galbert?
Over the past few weeks, there have been a handful of mock drafts around the internet that have projected wide receiver Justin Blackmon to slide out of the top 10. I'm here to tell you that won't be happening.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are the centerpiece team in terms of drafting Blackmon, and they're the reason that he cannot fall out of the top 10. Yesterday, Gene...
The Jaguars passing game was the worst in franchise history a season ago. This offseason was spent addressing their deficiencies at wide receiver and there should be a significant boost in the fall.