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NFL Draft Rewind: A Look at the Jaguars' 2013 Draft Class

If the Jacksonville Jaguars are to become one of the most improved teams in the NFL this year and the next, many of fans and the national media will look to the 2014 Draft as the turning point in the transformation. The Jaguars started their rebuild in 2013 with the hiring of general manager David Caldwell, who summarily fired then head coach Mike Mularkey and brought in Gus Bradley...
Via Football Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars CB Gratz fighting to regain starting job

A year after losing his starting job and then getting it back again due to injury, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz once again finds himself in a backup role as the team conducts OTAs. "We get paid to do what we do,’’ Gratz told Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union. “When you don’t get it done, they look for someone else to replace you. That’s the nature...
Via Fox Sports
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaguars growing up, playing fast on defense

It's still early in the process, but Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator Bob Babich is optimistic about what he's seen from his players thus far in OTAs.  Specifically, Babich says his players are heeding the coaching staff's desire to play "fast," rather than overthinking on the field. "We’re really excited about the attitude and the energy and where we’re at mentally...
Via Fox Sports
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Identifying Drafting Trends of GM David Caldwell

1: The Jaguars like to compliment their picks:Complimenting picks is a popular practice around the league. It’s logical: Newton’s Third Law states that every action should have an opposite reaction, and that isn’t lost in the tendencies of NFL general mangers. But, compliments don’t have to be opposites. For example, in 2014 the Jacksonville Jaguars selected quarterback Blake...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Bernard Pierce Good Signing for Jacksonville?

Was this a sound move by a club that now avoids controversial players in light of the Justin Blackmon situation? Not to mention recent incidents involving cornerback Dwayne Gratz in a Miami Beach hotel convenience store incident over paying his bill with chewing gum -- and former player Maurice Jones-Drew in a nightclub, in the past two years.Pierce sent out a Tweet saying "God works...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Position review: Lack of interceptions by Jaguars secondary alarming

Aside from one interception returned for a touchdown in their final game, the Jacksonville Jaguars had one forgettable year when it came to their secondary. It was by no means a dreadful year. The Jaguars improved from being tied for 25th in pass defense in 2013 to ranking 22nd in their second season under defensive coordinator Bob Babich and defensive backs coach DeWayne Walker...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

What Will it Take to Fix The New York Giants?

Rueben Randle #82 of the New York Giants carries past Dwayne Gratz #27 of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of the game at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. (Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy/Getty Images) Over the course of the last several weeks, there has been no shortage of opinions on what it will take to fix the New York Giants. Some, like hiring a new defensive...
Via The Sports Journal
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars Prepare for Giants in Jacksonville

I realize the Jacksonville Jaguars are 1-10 on the season, but if you look across the sideline on Sunday, you will see a New York Giants team that is only 3-8 and a head coach in Tom Coughlin that could be in peril should the team cash it in for the remainder of the 2014 season.The oddity of it all is although the Jaguars are one of the worst teams in the NFL, it Coughlin who looks...
Via Football Nation
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars' Gratz Will Play Against Indianapolis

Jaguars head coach immediately addressed the biggest question the team has not answered heading into the game at Indianapolis on Sunday.Defensive back Dwayne Gratz will play despite being arrested in Miami over the weekend.Gratz, a second-year veteran from the University of Connecticut, missed practice on Monday after being arrested in Miami Sunday on two misdemeanor charges. Jaguars...
Via Football Nation
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jags' CB accused of trying to use gum as money apologizes for arrest

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz spent 24 hours in jail and then got fined for missing practice. Three days later, he expressed regret for both. Gratz apologized Wednesday for his arrest in Miami Beach over the weekend and vowed to "become a better man." He was arrested early Sunday after police said he drunkenly tried to use bubble gum to buy items...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars DB Gratz apologizes for Miami Beach arrest

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz spent 24 hours in jail and then got fined for missing practice. Three days later, he expressed regret for both. Gratz apologized Wednesday for his arrest in Miami Beach over the weekend and vowed to "become a better man." He was arrested early Sunday after police said he drunkenly tried to use bubble gum to buy items...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars DB Gratz apologizes for Miami Beach arrest

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz spent 24 hours in jail and then got fined for missing practice. Three days later, he expressed regret for both. Gratz apologized Wednesday for his arrest in Miami Beach over the weekend and vowed to "become a better man." He was arrested early Sunday after police said he drunkenly tried to use bubble gum to buy items...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars DB Gratz apologizes for Miami Beach arrest

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz spent 24 hours in jail and then got fined for missing practice. Three days later, he expressed regret for both. Gratz apologized Wednesday for his arrest in Miami Beach over the weekend and vowed to "become a better man." He was arrested early Sunday after police said he drunkenly tried to use bubble gum to buy items...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwayne Gratz apologizes for arrest, disputes allegation he tried to pay in gum

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz reportedly apologized for his arrest early Sunday morning, but apparently disputed the most notably embarrassing aspect of his being collared by Miami police. Gratz was arrested and charged with disorderly intoxication and trespassing related to an unfortunate incident that occurred inside a Miami Beach store that occurred during the team’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars' cornerback Gratz apologizes for arrest

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz has apologized for his arrest in Miami Beach over the weekend and vowed to ''become a better man.'' Gratz was arrested early Sunday after police said he drunkenly tried to use bubble gum to buy items from a store and then refused to leave. He spent a day in jail, charged with disorderly intoxication and trespassing...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars Return to Practice Following Bye Week

It was back to practice for the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday as they come off a bye week and prepare to travel to Indianapolis this weekend. The Jaguars got some good news as Allen Hurns concussion situation continues to improve and Brandon Linder returned to practice.Hurns, who sustained a concussion in a Week 10 loss to Dallas at Wembley Stadium in London on November 9, worked...
Via Football Nation
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars corner Dwayne Gratz arrested after trying to pay with bubble gum

Jaguars corner Dwayne Gratz went to Miami during the teams bye week and he would probably like to forget it. Gratz was cited for disorderly intoxication and trespassing following a disturbance at a Miami Beach store. According to the Florida Times-Union, Gratz was arrested after tying to pay for items with bubble gum. When police arrived they noticed that Grat had “bloodshot eyes”...
Via Tireball.com
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars starting cornerback Dwayne Gratz arrested after trying to pay with gum

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars starting cornerback Dwayne Gratz missed practice Monday after being arrested on two misdemeanor charges in Miami. A Miami Beach Police report states that Gratz was arrested at 5:53 a.m. Sunday after he tried to use bubble gum to purchase items from a store. He argued with an employee, refused to leave the store after police arrived, had...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars’ Dwayne Gratz Arrested After Trying To Pay With Bubble Gum

Bubble gum isn’t currency. Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz learned that lesson the hard way over the weekend. Gratz, who took his talents to Miami during the Jags’ bye week, was cited for disorderly intoxication and trespassing, the Florida Times-Union reports. According to a Miami Beach Police Department report, Gratz was arrested just before 6 a.m. Sunday morning...
Via NESN.com
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars notes: Dwayne Gratz in some hot water after arrest

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Cornerback Dwayne Gratz was not present when the Jacksonville Jaguars returned to practice Monday following a bye week, and the reason why will not endear him to coach Gus Bradley. Gratz was cited over the weekend in Miami for disorderly intoxication and trespassing, both of which are misdemeanors. Bradley said after a practice that was completed before a severe...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars CB Dwayne Gratz misses practice after arrest on misdemeanor charges

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jacksonville Jaguars starting cornerback Dwayne Gratz missed practice Monday after being arrested on two misdemeanor charges in Miami. A Miami Beach Police report states that Gratz was arrested at 5:53 a.m. Sunday after he tried to use bubble gum to purchase items from a store. He argued with an employee, refused to leave the store after police arrived...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jags' Gratz arrested after trying to pay with gum

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars starting cornerback Dwayne Gratz missed practice Monday after being arrested on two misdemeanor charges in Miami. A Miami Beach Police report states that Gratz was arrested at 5:53 a.m. Sunday after he tried to use bubble gum to purchase items from a store. He argued with an employee, refused to leave the store after police arrived, had...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars CB Dwayne Gratz misses practice after arrest on misdemeanor charges

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jacksonville Jaguars starting cornerback Dwayne Gratz missed practice Monday after being arrested on two misdemeanor charges in Miami. A Miami Beach Police report states that Gratz was arrested at 5:53 a.m. Sunday after he tried to use bubble gum to purchase items from a store. He argued with an employee, refused to leave the store after police arrived...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jags player arrested after trying to pay with bubble gum

In the world of funny police blurbs, this one might actually take the cake. Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz, who is in his third season with the team, was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with two misdemeanors,  disorderly intoxication and trespassing (via The Florida Times-Union). The intoxication part of the story now makes some sense. Per police report...
Via Sportsnaut
November 17, 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
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