Analyzing the 2011 Draft: Jacksonville Jaguars

When it comes to grading team’s in the NFL Draft, it takes 3 years to properly asses a team’s success. I previously graded the Indianapolis Colts draft. That article can be found here: http://utnsports.com/2014/06/23/analyzing-the-2011-draft-indianapolis-colts/ Next up is the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags have been pretty bad since 2007 and heading into the 2011 Draft, had...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

After rookies, Ravens still have money to spend

The estimation at the outset of the draft process and the tail end of free agency — after the Ravens had already made most of their moves — was that Ozzie would have roughly $3 million in salary cap to use after inking all of his rookies. So, as we stand now, let’s see how that figure holds up. According to Aaron Wilson, the Baltimore Ravens are currently working with $5.488...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Grades Are In: Ozzie & Co’s offseason O-line get…

Now that we are more than a week out of the draft and the undrafted free agents have signed, we have a pretty good look at the possible roster combinations.  For the talent that was added with the team’s nine picks, the draft grades were ranging anywhere from the C-range to the A-range, and this is mostly due to analysts’ personal opinions about the best player available strategy...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars sign two late-round draft picks

With the new ‘slotted’ system for rookie contracts in the National Football League, the process has gotten a lot easier for teams to sign their draft picks. For most teams, holdouts with top talents has become less of an issue. For the Jacksonville Jaguars, that process of signing their new talent has begun. The team has signed sixth-round draft pick Luke Bowanko out of Virginia...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Signing for veteran depth—the Ravens way…

Scott Brown (the ESPN.com reporter for the Pittsburgh Steelers) ironically was the one who just broke the news on Monday afternoon that the Ravens signed veteran guard Will Rackley. Ht: 6′ 3″ Wt: 310 Age: 24 Born: 10/11/1989, Riverdale, Georgia College: Lehigh NFL Experience: 4th season Drafted: 2011 – Rd 3 (76th overall by the Jaguars) Salary: $639,934 This is a value signing...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens Announce Six Roster Moves

  The Ravens announced six roster moves on Monday including three signings and three players who were waived. Baltimore added RB Shaun Chapas, OG Will Rackley and TE Phillip Supernaw to their roster.  Rackley, 24, has the most experience of the trio after starting 25-of-26 games for the Jaguars during his stay with the team. Chapas, 26, was drafted in the seventh round of the...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jags cut Rackley, sign Miami QB Morris among 17 rookie free agents

The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Monday they have agreed to terms with 17 rookie free agents, including University of Miami quarterback Stephen Morris, and released Will Rackley, their starting left guard for most of the 2013 season. Morris went undrafted last week after the 6-foot-2, 218-pound Miami native spent four years with the Hurricanes, arting every game for them as a junior...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars release six players after signing six too many UDFA’s

Following the end of the 2014 NFL draft on Saturday, GM David Caldwell in a press conference mentioned that there were only 11 spots left on the roster. If the team decided to sign more than 11 undrafted rookie free agents, then they’d have to release players in order to make room. Well, the team ended up signing 17 UDFA’s. Then came the cuts. Jaguars release OG Will Rackley...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars Also Release RB Delone Carter, DT Drake Nevis & WR Stephen Williams

  The Jacksonville Jaguars have already released G Will Rackley, FB Shaun Chapas and WR Jeremy Ebert on Monday. Now comes word from multiple reporters that the Jaguars have also released Delone Carter, DT Drake Nevis and WR Stephen Williams. Carter, 26, was a fourth-round pick of the Colts back in 2011. He would spend two years with the Colts before later being traded to the Ravens...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars Release OL Will Rackley, FB Shaun Chapas & WR Jeremy Ebert

  The Jacksonville Jaguars announced that they have signed 17 undrafted free agents on Monday, including Miami QB Stephen Morris. However, according to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times Union, the Jaguars also released veteran OL Will Rackley and WR Jeremy Ebert. Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that the Jaguars also released FB Shaun Chapas on Monday. Rackley...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Allen’s departure has no impact on the Jaguars’ draft

When I say Gene Smith, what are some of the first things that jump into your mind? You may think of, wide receiver Torry Holt, offensive lineman Eben Britton, quarterback Blaine Gabbert or even offensive guard Will Rackley. Even wide receiver Justin Blackmon may be in your thoughts and was a “blockbuster” player Smith brought onto the roster before his departure. While Blackmon...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Five free agent interior linemen who the Jaguars should target

The NFL combine is underway which brings an exciting time for all avid football fans–regardless of who they root for. Many people will enjoy the combine weekend as scouts and NFL personnel look for that next “Diamond in the Rough” to shoot up draft boards. With the coming of the combine, it’s just another event on the NFL offseason schedule that will soon pass, but not without...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars seek stability on offensive line

The best word to describe the Jacksonville Jaguars' offensive line play in 2013 might be one that's seldom used to describe the unit -- unpredictable. How unpredictable? By the middle of the season, the Jaguars traded Eugene Monroe to the Baltimore Ravens and placed first-round draft pick Luke Joeckel on injured reserve. By its end, Will Rackley joined Joeckel on that list, while...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Jacksonville Seek A Tackle In The Upcoming Draft?

The Jacksonville Jaguars are adamant about getting strong on both the offensive and defensive lines this year. Whether this happens through the draft in May or free agency in March, there is a certain amount of belief the strengthening of the defensive front could mean this team could get to .500 this coming season.The offensive line will be bolstered by the return of last season’s...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars place leading WR Shorts on injured reserve

The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed receiver Cecil Shorts III and guard Will Rackley on injured reserve. The Jaguars (4-10) signed rookie center Patrick Lewis off Cleveland's practice squad and promoted guard Drew Nowak to the 53-man roster. They also signed defensive end D'Aundre Reed to the practice squad. Shorts (groin) and Rackley (concussion) missed Sunday's loss to Buffalo...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Jaguars claim Rivers off waivers, Brewster to IR

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been awarded rookie defensive end Gerald Rivers off waivers from St. Louis. The Jaguars made room for Rivers on the 53-man roster by placing guard Mike Brewster on injured reserve. Brewster, filling in for injured starter Will Rackley (concussion), broke his left ankle in Sunday's loss to Buffalo. The 6-foot-5, 258-pound Rivers earned a spot on the...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Jones-Drew, Shorts inactive for Jags against Bills

The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without three offensive starters against the Buffalo Bills, including running back Maurice Jones-Drew. Wide receiver Cecil Shorts III (groin) and guard Will Rackley (concussion) were also inactive Sunday. Jones-Drew (hamstring) leads the Jaguars with 719 yards rushing, while Shorts is the top receiver with 66 catches for 777 yards. Rackley has started...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Jags add Rackley to injury report with concussion

The Jacksonville Jaguars have added guard Will Rackley to the injury report with a concussion. Rackley, who has started 11 of 13 games this season, reported symptoms Saturday morning. He is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Buffalo. Rackley first sustained a concussion Oct. 27 against San Francisco in London and missed the next two games. He started the last three...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars' Injury Report: Evans, Forsett, Rackley

 Joe Shlabotnik, Flickr Creative CommonsThe Jacksonville Jaguars host the Houston Texans on Thursday Night Football this week, in a match-up that features two teams desperate to show the NFL and its fans that they are still viable talents that can win any given game.On a side note, defensive tackle Jeremy Mincey is no longer in the doghouse of head coach Gus Bradley after sleeping...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars: 2013 Week 13 NFL Power Rankings (#32)

Last week: 32 (+0) Record: 2-9 The Jaguars may have won 2 games, but make no mistake about it, this is still one of the all-time bad NFL teams. While their two wins have been close by a touchdown or less, all 9 of their losses have come by double digits. They have easily the worst point differential in the NFL at -182. No one else is worse than -101. Their -14% rate of moving the...
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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