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Jacksonville Jaguars free agency preview: Time to get defensive

Rebuilding the Jacksonville Jaguars has been quite the task for general manager Dave Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley. Entering their third year in town, the staff looks to put together a roster that can contend in the division. With emerging young receivers -- Denard Robinson, Allen Hurns, Denard Robinson and Justin Blackmon -- expect Cecil Shorts to hit the open market. Bradley...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars Would Like To Re-Sign DE Tyson Alualu, Will Meet At Combine

Jaguars GM David Caldwell told reporters on Tuesday that they would like to re-sign DE Tyson Alualu in the coming weeks and have communicated as much to his agent, per Ryan O’Halloran. However, Caldwell added that he isn’t sure if they will be able to get a deal in place before the start of free agency on March 10. Jacksonville expects to meet with the agents for free agents Alualu...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
14 days ago  |  Discuss

BBC reporter randomly finds an ex-goalkeeper who played in 1967 Liverpool-Everton game

Sometimes you never know who you will find in a “man on the street” interview. In advance of Saturday’s Merseyside Derby between Everton and Liverpool, BBC reporter Stuart Flinders tried to find people who remembered the 1967 Derby and actually found someone who played in the game! Post by BBC North West Tonight. Yes, goalkeeper Tommy Lawrence and he’s absolutely...
Via Awful Announcing
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will be the first £100 million footballer?

Deloitte’s annual investigation into the world’s wealthiest soccer teams revealed those lucky enough to be at the pinnacle of the game are making more money than ever. Real Madrid, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain all secured revenues in excess of €450 million, tangible monetary gains that will surely be invested into the club a little further...
Via World Soccer Talk
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars Roster Review: Defense, Special Teams

After the first four games of the 2014 season, the Jacksonville Jaguars defense was on a statistical pace towards being the worst in the history of the National Football League. Ironically, it was in the top three in sacks registered, but that was not translating into victories. The inability of the offense to generate first downs meant the defense was on the field so much, it wore...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars 2015 NFL Off-Season Preview

Needs Defensive End The Chris Clemons signing didn’t really work out for the Jaguars. Clemons was dominant in Seattle when Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley was the defensive coordinator, but he’s over the hill. He was Pro Football Focus’ 2nd worst ranked 4-3 defensive end last season and isn’t going to get any better, going into his age 34 season in 2015. With all of his guaranteed...
Via The Football Fan Spot
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars: 2014 Final Report Card

Here is a look at the Jacksonville Jaguars with analysis of each unit on the team and comments about the 2014 season.QUARTERBACKThere are many ways to look at this position, but the fact remains there were two seasons to Blake Bortles’ year. The first seven games that he started, Bortles could not get out of his own way, three four pick-six interceptions and had issues holding...
Via Football Nation
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Week 12: Colts Fantasy Football Preview vs. Jaguars

The Indianapolis Colts will be out for vengeance against the Jacksonville Jaguars this week after suffering the worst defeat of their season last week; a 42-20 loss to the New England Patriots at home.The Colts return to Lucas Oil Stadium this Sunday to take on their AFC South division rival after beating Jacksonville 44-17 back in Week 3. Several Colts had excellent fantasy performances...
Via Pro Football Spot
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Jaguars, Packers, Ravens, & Texans

Jaguars Michael DiRocco mentions that although Alan Ball has been their best cornerback when healthy, the Jaguars intend to move forward with Demetrius McCray, Dwayne Gratz and Aaron Colvin next year. DiRocco isn’t ready to completely right off RB Storm Johnson and believes he could develop into a solid player if he can prove to be a reliable pass protector. As for the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Giants, Jaguars, Lions, Packers & Titans

Giants RB Rashad Jennings will not play in Week 10 due to a knee injury. Jaguars Michael DiRocco of ESPN believes that personnel changes are in order for the Jaguars struggling special teams. CB Alan Ball is not expected to return to the team next season due to the presence of Demetrius McCray, Dwayne Gratz and Aaron Colvin at cornerback. (Michael DiRocco) Michael DiRocco...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars News and Notes: More Injuries in Secondary

The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to have to finish the season with yet another defensive player being placed in injured reserve.The team announced, through its website on Wednesday that cornerback Alan Ball was placed on season ending injured reserve. Last week, the team placed linebacker and leading tackler Paul Posluszny on season ending IR and also announced that defensive end...
Via Football Nation
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars-Bengals Preview

Despite coming off a key AFC North win, the last four weeks haven't been easy on the Cincinnati Bengals. The defense in particular has been exposed, but that could change Sunday with the turnover-happy Jacksonville Jaguars coming to Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals (4-2-1) established themselves atop the North with last Sunday's 27-24 home win over Baltimore, their first victory since...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars place cornerback Alan Ball on injured reserve

The Jacksonville Jaguars placed cornerback Alan Ball on injured reserve Wednesday with a biceps injury, meaning their starting defensive backfield for the rest of the season will likely consist entirely of second-year players. Ball, a seventh-year pro who the Jaguars signed to a two-year contract as an unrestricted free agent in March 2013, suffered the injury during their 24-6 victory...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars place cornerback Alan Ball on injured reserve

The Jacksonville Jaguars placed cornerback Alan Ball on injured reserve Wednesday with a biceps injury, meaning their starting defensive backfield for the rest of the season will likely consist entirely of second-year players. Ball, a seventh-year pro who the Jaguars signed to a two-year contract as an unrestricted free agent in March 2013, suffered the injury during their 24-6 victory...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars place starting CB Ball on IR with biceps injury

The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed starting cornerback Alan Ball on injured reserve with a bicep injury. The Jaguars signed fourth-year cornerback Tommie Campbell to replace Ball on the 53-man roster. Ball started 22 games for the Jaguars over the past two seasons, including seven this year. Without him, Dwayne Gratz will move back into the starting lineup opposite fellow second...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars place starting cornerback Ball on injured reserve

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed starting cornerback Alan Ball on injured reserve with a bicep injury. The Jaguars signed fourth-year cornerback Tommie Campbell to replace Ball on the 53-man roster. Ball started 22 games for the Jaguars over the past two seasons, including seven this year. Without him, Dwayne Gratz will move back into the starting lineup...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars Sign CB Tommie Campbell, Place CB Alan Ball On I.R.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have announced that they are placing CB Alan Ball on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday and signing CB Tommie Campbell to take his place on their roster. Campbell recently tried out for the Miami Dolphins, but he wasn’t offered a contract. Campbell, 27, is a former seventh-round pick of the Tennessee Titans back in 2011. He spent three years with Tennessee...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars CB Dwayne Gratz active; Dolphins' Koa Misi out

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz is active and in the starting lineup against Miami. Gratz had been listed as questionable after leaving practice Thursday with a hip flexor problem and sitting out Friday. He's starting in place of Alan Ball (biceps). The Jaguars also are without defensive end Andre Branch (groin), running back Storm Johnson...
Via AP on Fox
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars CB Gratz active, starting vs Dolphins

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz is active and in the starting lineup against Miami. Gratz had been listed as questionable after leaving practice Thursday with a hip flexor problem and sitting out Friday. He's starting in place of Alan Ball (biceps). The Jaguars also are without defensive end Andre Branch (groin), running back Storm Johnson, guard...
Via AP on Fox
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars CB Dwayne Gratz active; Dolphins' Koa Misi out

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz is active and in the starting lineup against Miami. Gratz had been listed as questionable after leaving practice Thursday with a hip flexor problem and sitting out Friday. He's starting in place of Alan Ball (biceps). The Jaguars also are without defensive end Andre Branch (groin), running back Storm Johnson...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars: Cover A Concern Against Miami

Don’t get the impression that someone like Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace doesn’t know what’s going on in Jacksonville. In fact, the speedy pass catcher probably already has an idea of how he would like to try and carve up the Jaguars secondary since cornerback Alan Ball has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against Miami and second-year corner Dwayne Gratz has been...
Via Football Nation
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami at Jacksonville: Five Things to Know

This is one of those weeks where fans and the media are going to learn a lot about the Jacksonville Jaguars maturity as a team.After winning their first game of the season over Cleveland last week and then learning their undisputable leader Paul Poluszny goes down with a pectoral injury that puts him out for the year and that defensive end Andre Branch is also out for the next two...
Via Football Nation
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars aim to get season's first win at Titans again

As bad as the Jacksonville Jaguars have been of late, one thing they've managed to do every year since 2009 is defeat the Tennessee Titans. When they got off to an 0-8 start last season and it began to seem as if Gus Bradley would never get his first win as a head coach, the Jaguars came to Tennessee, jumped out to a quick 13-0 lead and held on for a 29-27 victory. At 0-5 but coming...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Jaguars have no one to fear, so Steelers should be very afraid

Look at the Jacksonville Jaguars’ roster. Study it carefully. Time’s up, eyes back here. Tell me what you see. A lot of really bad football players. No one on the Jaguars entire team makes you pause for a nanosecond and think, “oh balls we have to play X this week.” Only one Jaguar, Paul Paul Posluszny, was “honored” with a spot on a Pro Bowl squad last year. The team...
Via cover32 - Steelers
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles’ Foles still struggling in first half of games

On Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m., the Philadelphia Eagles will take on the Washington Professional Football Team in their first NFC East divisional contest. The Eagles, unlike their last two games, will be looking to start off strong as the first half of games have not been good to them. As a matter of fact, in the first half of games this season, the Eagles have been outscored 34-6...
Via Total Sports Live
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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