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Jaguars' Johnathan Cyprien ruled out for Sunday, Cecil Shorts III listed as doubtful

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars likely will be without two starters at Washington on Sunday. Coach Gus Bradley ruled out safety Johnathan Cyprien because of a concussion Friday and listed receiver Cecil Shorts III (hamstring) as doubtful. A third starter, cornerback Alan Ball, also could be sidelined with an abdominal strain. He is questionable to play. All three...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars rule out Cyprien, call Shorts doubtful

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars likely will be without two starters at Washington on Sunday. Coach Gus Bradley ruled out safety Johnathan Cyprien because of a concussion Friday and listed receiver Cecil Shorts III (hamstring) as doubtful. A third starter, cornerback Alan Ball, also could be sidelined with an abdominal strain. He is questionable to play. All three...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars' Johnathan Cyprien ruled out for Sunday, Cecil Shorts III listed as doubtful

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars likely will be without two starters at Washington on Sunday. Coach Gus Bradley ruled out safety Johnathan Cyprien because of a concussion Friday and listed receiver Cecil Shorts III (hamstring) as doubtful. A third starter, cornerback Alan Ball, also could be sidelined with an abdominal strain. He is questionable to play. All three...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles Won in Week One But Paid a Huge Price

#455159856 / gettyimages.com Coming into their first game versus the Jaguars, many predicted it would be an easy victory for the Eagles. Philly was expected to rout Jacksonville on their way to their 4th consecutive 1-0 start. They did accomplish that, however it was not exactly how they drew it up. Less than a minute into the 2nd quarter, the Eagles found themselves trailing 17...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars looking for better results in this opener

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) When asked about last year's miserable season opener, Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts III shook his head and tried to recall the score. ''That was it, 28-2?'' he asked Wednesday. ''I thought it was like 40-2.'' Nope, just a 26-point loss - at home. It was the worst opener in the franchise's 19-year history...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Shutdown Cornerbacks and Defenses for Fantasy Football

We understand the problem. Currently, fantasy sites break down team defense against wide receivers as a collective unit, rather than drilling down to display the differences between No. 1 and No. 2 WRs. This can be troublesome:  2013 Buccaneers vs. WRs: 20thBuccaneers vs. No. 1 WRs: 9th (No. 1 CB Darrelle Revis) Buccaneers vs. No. 2 WRs: 27th (No. 2 CB Johnathan Banks)This leaves...
Via Football Nation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Bottom Five Secondaries In The National Football League

*Note* Some of these secondaries are not necessarily bad; it is just that they are not as good as the other secondaries in the NFL. In today's passing league, just about every secondary has enough quality players to make up for some below average starters. In my opinion, the only teams that truly deserve this dishonor are the bottom three teams. The other three - five if you...
Via Football Nation
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars activate CB Alan Ball from PUP list

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have activated cornerback Alan Ball from the physically unable to perform list. Ball returned to practice Monday in a limited role. He missed the first week-plus of training camp with an ankle injury sustained during minicamp in June. Ball says he "hadn't put full pads on since the end of last year, but getting the feel...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars get different feel for training camp with practice at high school

ST. JOHNS, Fla. -- This was as close as the Jacksonville Jaguars will get to Monday night football this season. In a break from their usual training camp routine, the Jaguars practiced for two hours and 15 minutes at Bartram Trail High School, which was where the New England Patriots held workouts when the Super Bowl was played in Jacksonville in 2005. More than 3,300 fans came out...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

32 in 32: Jacksonville Jaguars

32 in 32 - The wait though the off-season of the National Football League can seem like ages to say the least. If the minicamps, OTAs and all other summer activities are not enough to whet your appetite, well, we know exactly how you feel. We can’t wait until August and we don’t think that you should have to either. We are going to be bringing you a preview of what to expect...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars backfield shrinks, secondary grows

With training camp now underway, teams will be making moves left and right… the Jacksonville Jaguars are no exception. Earlier in the week, as training camp started, the team made four designations. Cornerback Alan Ball (ankle) and linebacker Dekoda Watson (groin) were placed on the active/physically unable to perform list while both wide receiver Ace Sanders and cornerback Aaron...
Via cover32 - Jaguars
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL PUP & NFI List Tracker

  Here’s a running list of players that have officially been placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) and the non-football injury (NFI) list. We’ll have continuous updates posted throughout training camp and into the preseason, so be sure to check back for more updates. If you notice anyone missing, please let us know in the comments section below. 49ers PUP List: OLB...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars WR Ace Sanders facing 4-game suspension

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Ace Sanders says he is facing a four-game suspension and won't be around for the majority of training camp. Sanders held a conference call with reporters Tuesday evening to disclose his looming punishment. He declined to discuss the reason for the pending suspension, but says "personal reasons" will prevent him...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars Place WR Ace Sanders & CB Aaron Colvin On Non-Football Injury List, Two on PUP List

  Ian Rapoport reports that the Jaguars have placed WR Ace Sanders on the non-football injury list, and CB Alan Ball and LB Dekoda Watson on the PUP list, according to a source. Aaron Wilson reports that the Jaguars also placed CB Aaron Colvin on the non-football injury list. Sanders finds himself in a suddenly crowded Jacksonville receiving corps.  He does have a unique...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars place Ace Sanders on the non-football injury list

The Jaguars have placed wide receiver Ace Sanders on the non-football injury list. The #Jaguars have placed WR Ace Sanders on the non-football injury list, source says. CB Alan Ball and LB Dekoda Watson placed on PUP list — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 22, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars 2014 NFL Season Preview

Quarterback The Jaguars have the smallest win total over/under in the NFL at 4.5, which suggests that the odds makers think they are the worst team in the NFL. However, teams with win totals of 6 or lower go over the total about 2/3rds of the time in that situation, as it’s very hard to be really bad for a long time. The Jaguars are a popular “sleeper” team and are popularly...
Via The Football Fan Spot
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino meets with Jaguars, makes impression

Jaguars coach Bradley welcomed Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino to the stadium last week to speak to the team. Pitino talked and answered questions for 75 minutes, met with the coaching staff and had lunch with Bradley before driving up to Amelia Island for the ACC meetings. “[Pitino was] actually one of the best speakers I’ve heard in a long time in terms of talking...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Allen suffered on field stroke, kept playing

Russell Allen will never play football again. The Jaguars linebacker confronted this reality last Thursday, sitting on the beige sectional in the living room of his home in San Diego’s northern suburbs. It was 9 a.m. in California and noon in Jacksonville, when his agent called with the dreadful news Allen had expected for months: The one-time rookie free agent had been cut after...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars could add depth later on in the draft at cornerback

Last season, we saw the cornerback position and really, the entire secondary go through a major overhaul under first-year general manager David Caldwell. In free agency, Caldwell added Will Blackmon, one of head coach Gus Bradley’s former players in Seattle, and Alan Ball. Jamell Fleming was claimed off waivers in the early part of last season while Dwayne Gratz, Demetrius McCray...
Via cover32 - Jaguars
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars’ secondary shows lots of promise moving forward

If you’re looking for some big splashes in free agency for the Jacksonville Jaguars, don’t look to find it in the secondary. Looking at the top-10 free agent defensive backs in the NFL, there are some guys who fit the mold of what Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley are looking for, but both men feel they already have the right pieces in place, rightly so. Caldwell made some...
Via cover32 - Jaguars
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

After all these years, the Dallas Cowboys still need help at safety

Looking for the best Dallas Cowboys blog? Look no further. You found it. Congratulations! Silver and BlueBlood - The Essential Dallas Cowboys Blog | Totally Biased * Highly Opinionated * Unapologetic  Stop me if you have heard this before. The Dallas Cowboys need help at the safety position. In that regard, the 2014 offseason is no different from 2013, which was the same as 2012...
Via Silver and BlueBlood
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle’s influence on Jacksonville’s defense going forward

It has been about a year since Jaguars General Manager hired Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley to be the head man of the team down in Jacksonville after firing former coach Mike Mularkey just days prior. It was made clear from the get-go that Bradley was going to incorporate a hybrid, Seattle-like defense, full of faster, hard-hitting athletes, as opposed to prototypical...
Via cover32 - Jaguars
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars 2014 Off-season Report

2013 Recap When the Jaguars started 0-8 with all 8 losses coming by double digits, it looked like they were on their way to all-time bad status and maybe a 0-16 season. They didn’t finish quite that bad, as they went 4-4 after the bye to finish 4-12, but I still think this was the worst team in the NFL. They finished dead last in DVOA and point differential, with 10 of their 12...
Via The Football Fan Spot
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick analysis: Titans 20, Jaguars 16

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- For two teams with nothing at stake, the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans didn't look like they were simply playing out the string Sunday. But there were enough moments in the Jaguars' home finale to remind their fans of why any realistic thoughts of contending for so much as a wild-card berth are still a good couple of years away. Here...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars' Week 16 Injury Report: Maurice Jones-Drew, Alan Ball, Jonathan Cyprien

The Jacksonville Jaguars play host to the Tennessee Titans this Sunday in a divisional match-up that carries little importance for two teams that have seen their playoff dreams dashed. It is hard to believe there are positives to find within a 4-10 record, but when you've won four of six games in the NFL, you're doing something right. Winning is always the goal, but...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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