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The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed kicker Brandon Coutu and waived rookie cornerback Dontrell Johnson.
The Jaguars needed a kicker for organized team activities, which begin Tuesday. The team placed the franchise tag on veteran Josh Scobee, who has yet to sign the one-year tender. Both sides want a long-term deal, but little progress has been made.
Jacksonville worked out kickers Long Ding, who was trying to become the first Chinese-born player to make an NFL roster, and Jay Wooten. But they declined to sign either.
A seventh-round draft pick by Seattle in 2008, Coutu was out of the league in 2009 and 2010. He spent a week on Jacksonville's practice squad last year. Coutu made his NFL regular-season debut in the final game of last season with Buffalo.
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Speaking publicly for the first time since a bar fight last month, Terrance Knighton opened with an apology.
He apologized to the city of Jacksonville and the organization for ''embarrassing them with the actions that happened that night.'' Then he answered any and every question about that night, his rehabilitation and his chances of making a full recovery.
If there was any doubt that the Jaguars would be sticking with Blaine Gabbert at quarterback, new Head Coach Mike Mularkey erased all of it today by saying that there would be no competition for the starting job. Gabbert struggled mightily as a rookie, but they got him two new receivers this offseason and they invested the 10th overall pick on him in 2011. They did sign backup Chadâ€...
In one of the weirder stories of the offseason, Jaguarsâ€™ defensive tackle Terrance Knighton needed emergency eye surgery after injuring it in a bar fight earlier this offseason. The injury, and the location of the incident, seemed very bad for Knighton, a talented player, who was already being criticized for being out of shape and unable to keep his weight in check.
Creating competition is apparently overrated in Mike Mularkeyâ€™s book.
When speaking to NFL.comâ€™s Albert Breer on Monday, the new Jaguars head coach said that his quarterback position is not open for competition.
â€śNo, itâ€™s not (a competition),â€ť Mulakery said. â€śBlaineâ€™s our starting quarterbackâ€¦Iâ€™m a big body-language reader, and on the practice field, the cafeteria...
I know it's been awhile since I've pumped something out here at The Jaggernaut. What can I say? I've been staying very busy (especially at This Given Sunday).
Anyway, I just ran across this disturbing tweet from Chris Wesseling (RTed by Tania Ganguli), and I thought you'd folks may want to analyze it.
and round and round we go RT @ChrisWesseling Via @DonBanks...
So far this offseason, Jacksonville Jaguars star running back Maurice Jones-Drew has stayed away from Jacksonville during voluntary team activities. There's been widespread speculation that the reason for his absence is that Jones-Drew wants a new contract, but both the team and Jones-Drew have been mum on the matter.
That was until this afternoon when head coach Mike Mularkey...
The Jacksonville Jaguars have no plans to renegotiate running back Maurice Jones-Drew's current contract.
General manager Gene Smith says Jones-Drew ''has expressed that he would like to renegotiate and we have expressed again that we feel he has a contract with two years left and we expect him to fulfill those obligations.''
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Maurice Jones-Drew was a no-show again.
The Jacksonville Jaguars running back skipped the first day of organized team activities Tuesday, and coach Mike Mularkey said the three-time Pro Bowler wants a contract extension.
"He's talked about trying to get an extension for his contract, which I think everybody's aware of," Mularkey said...
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton has indicated that he should be good go for training camp after injuring his eye during a fight at a nightclub during the offseason.
â€śItâ€™s progressing a lot faster than they thought it would. I plan on being ready by training campâ€¦.â€ť
This is great news for the 25 year-old Knighton who had 29 tackles in 2011.
Maurice Jones-Drew wasn't in attendance as Jaguars organized team activities began Tuesday. The Jaguars were not expecting the NFL leading rusher in 2011 to attend the voluntary portion of the offseason program, but first-year coach Mike Mularkey indicated a direct message was being sent to the organization. "It's all voluntary," Mularkey said. "I wish...
Maurice Jones-Drew wasn't in attendance as Jaguars organized team activities began Tuesday. The exact reason for his absence wasn't disclosed, but the Jaguars were not expecting the NFL leading rusher in 2011 to attend the voluntary portion of the offseason program. With Mike Mularkey and his coaching staff installing new schemes, the presence of the team's star player...
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Mularkey has stated that theyâ€™ll be going with second year signal caller Blaine Gabbert.
â€śNo, itâ€™s not (a competition). Blaineâ€™s our starting quarterback.â€ť
According to Don Banks of SI.com, there are some people within the Jacksonville Jaguars organization that believe that Chad Henne will up beating out Blaine Gabbert for the starting job by the end of August.
Gabbert had such a horrible rookie season, it wouldnâ€™t surprise me or anyone else if Henne ended up winning the starting job.