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I have been critical of Jacksonville Jaguars GM Gene Smith in the past, but he’s putting together a nice draft this year.
Andre Branch was the top defensive end on the board, and should make immediate impact in Jacksonville. They needed to add a young end to improve their pass rush, and Branch can definitely be that guy. He’ll likely be used as part of a rotation early in his career, which should maximize his ability to be effective as an edge rusher.
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Jaguars tight end Zach Potter had some not so nice things to say after seeing who the team drafted in the third round.
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.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have drafted 28-year-old defensive tackle Jeris Pendleton in the seventh round.
The team has an unsettled situation at defensive tackle, with Tyson Alualu coming off knee surgery and fellow starter Terrance Knighton out for the majority of the offseason following eye surgery.
Pendleton is a 328-pound run-stopper who wanted to attend Michigan State out of...
Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon sat out the final day of rookie camp because of a sore right foot.
The Jaguars drafted the former Oklahoma State star with the fifth pick in last week's NFL Draft, hoping he can upgrade the league's worst offense.
Blackmon spent the first two days of the three-day camp getting familiar with coaches, teammates and plays. He spent...
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...
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.
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 have made one of the NFL draft's biggest surprises, selecting Cal punter Bryan Anger in the third round.
He's the highest punter drafted since 1995, when the Chicago Bears chose Todd Sauerbrun in the second round.
Anger averaged more than 44 yards a punt in 2011, and had at least one punt of 50 yards or more in 11 games.
But is he good enough to...
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...
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?
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.
The Jaguars spent the remainder of their draft upgrading their defense and special teams. Find out about "their" Brandon Marshall, Mike Harris and Jeris Pendleton.