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Jaguars top pick Dante Fowler has knee surgery after ACL tear

  The Jacksonville Jaguars say Dante Fowler has undergone successful surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. The procedure was done Wednesday in Pensacola by Dr. James Andrews, the orthopedic surgeon who is a specialist in repairing damaged ligaments for professional athletes. Fowler, the Jaguars' top pick in this year's NFL draft, will miss the entire 2015 season. He is...
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Jaguars' top pick Dante Fowler has successful knee surgery

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars say Dante Fowler has undergone successful surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. The procedure was done Wednesday in Pensacola by Dr. James Andrews, the orthopedic surgeon who is a specialist in repairing damaged ligaments for professional athletes. Fowler, the Jaguars' top pick in this year's NFL draft, will miss the entire...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

How well will Marcedes Lewis perform in his new role with the Jacksonville Jaguars?

Sometimes, not often, a football player will play his entire career in the city that selected him. Such might be the case for the Jacksonville Jaguars Marcedes Lewis. The tight end who has dealt with injuries the past few seasons, changes in the coaching staff and personal issues is now focused as the player who is happy to still be in Jacksonville. He is also a player who is eager...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dante Fowler has successful surgery to repair torn ACL

The Jacksonville Jaguars got a bit of good news today when it was reported that rookie defensive end Dante Fowler, Jr has successful surgery to repair the torn ACL he suffered in the opening moments of rookie minicamp earlier this month. A report, which came from Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com, said the surgery, was performed on Wednesday by noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews...
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Gus Bradley Very Pleased With Effort, Execution in OTA's

When Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley showed up to speak to the media following the second day of OTA’s, he looked significantly more pleased than he did just a day previous. “They were much better today, guys were flying around.” Bradley stated when speaking primarily about the defense’s effort and ability to put plan to execution.Bradley seemed especially pleased...
Via Pro Football Spot
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Beadles battling to keep starting job with Jags

Last year, the Jacksonville Jaguars handed guard Zane Beadles a five-year, $30-million contract in free agency. This year, after a season in which the Jaguars surrendered an NFL-high 71 sacks, Beadles is fighting for his spot in the starting lineup. Jacksonville general manager Dave Caldwell was aggressive in addressing the team's offensive line during the offseason, including spending...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bortles: 'What we're doing here is something special'

As the Jacksonville Jaguars continue to hold OTAs this week, second-year quarterback Blake Bortles expressed confidence both in himself and in the direction the team is heading. Bortles, who spent much of the offseason training in California, told the team's official website he feels much more comfortable heading into his second season. “Things were kind of just flying by, and...
Via Fox Sports
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Blake Bortles, Telvin Smith Chosen As Potential Breakout Stars

I don’t usually pit a lot of stock in what national pundits have to say when they make predictions about who they think will be “breakout” stars in the NFL, but for some reason, I tend to agree with Pete Prisco on this one.The senior writer for CBS Sports has predicted that Blake Bortles and Telvin Smith are on the brink of reaching superstar status, potentially as breakout...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars tight end Lewis welcomes new role, accepts pay cut

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Tight end Marcedes Lewis knew his role would change after the Jacksonville Jaguars signed free agent Julius Thomas in March. Lewis' salary ended up getting modified, too. Lewis restructured the final year of his contract, taking a significant pay cut to remain in Jacksonville. Now, with the Jaguars holding organized team activities, the veteran is trying...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

TJ Yeldon signs rookie contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars

Only one more to go. The Jacksonville Jaguars have announced that they have signed their second round pick, TJ Yeldon, to his rookie contact. Now that the running back from Alabama has agreed to terms, it means the franchise only has AJ Cann left as the only unsigned rookie from this draft class. According to John Oehser of Jaguars.com, the signing came shortly after practice on...
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Jaguars Sign Second-Round Pick RB T.J. Yeldon

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed second-round RB T.J. Yeldon to a four-year contract. This leaves third-round pick G A.J. Cann as the only unsigned player from the Jaguars’ 2015 draft class. All indications are that Yeldon could enter the season as the Jaguars’ No. 1 running back, so it will be interesting to see what he’s ... The post Jaguars Sign Second-Round Pick RB...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Chad Henne is still important to the Jacksonville Jaguars success

When the Jacksonville Jaguars made the decision to bring Blake Bortles into the fold last season and let the rookie start the third game of the season, it put the team’s plan in reverse. After a 0-2 start to the season and a drubbing at halftime that led to Bortles being thrown to the wolves against Indianapolis, the rookie who was supposed to sit a year and learn was now the starter...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars: What We Learned From The First Day of OTAs

There is plenty of excitement on the Jacksonville Jaguars practices field. OTAs officially started on Tuesday – offering the coaching staff a glimpse of what the 2015 season might look like and an opportunity to see which players might surprise them and earn a roster spot.It was also the first opportunity for the team to see both rookies and veterans get after it on the same field...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gus Bradley is not thrilled that Chris Clemons choose not to come to OTA’s

The Jacksonville Jaguars started their OTA’s on Tuesday and there were two notable no-shows. The team’s first pick Dante Fowler was not there as he awaiting surgery after tearing his ACL. The other no-show is the probably the Jaguars best defensive player, Chris Clemons. The Jags had the same problem last year with Clemons, but this time he let them know ahead of time that...
Via No Guts, No Glory
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Blake Bortles shows improvement at Jacksonville Jaguars OTAs

There is a big difference between being a “good” quarterback in the NFL and being one of the “great” quarterbacks in the NFL. Blake Bortles wants to be a great quarterback, even an elite one for the Jacksonville Jaguars. A coach can teach mechanics, style of offense, a new system and even work on footwork and release, but unless the player wants to be the “guy” who everyone...
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Jags' Marqise Lee held out of OTAs with knee injury

Second-year wide receiver Marqise Lee is being held of Jacksonville Jaguars OTAs this week after suffering a knee injury earlier in the team's offseason training program. According to ESPN's Mike DiRocco, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley is uncertain if Lee will be healthy enough to participate in any of the team's 10 OTA practices, but the hope is to have him back for minicamp June 16...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcedes Lewis adapting to new role with Jaguars

Veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis is back with the Jacksonville Jaguars for a 10th season, but much has changed from previous years. For starters, his job as the team's No. 1 tight end is gone with the arrival of big-ticket free agent Julius Thomas from the Denver Broncos.  His salary is different as well. Lewis agreed to a pay cut in April. According to the Florida Times-Union,...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Blake Bortles be better in 2015?

Many of the 2014 NFL draft picks are looking to improve upon their rookie seasons with one of them being a key member of the young, Jacksonville Jaguars. Will Blake Bortles be better in 2015? The second year for an NFL player is a chance to prove whether or not they have made sound adjustments and decisions to be consistent and have longevity in their careers. Blake Bortles is no...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sen’Derrick Marks speaks about death of teen prom date

Sen’Derrick Marks made headlines during the NFL season for the Jacksonville Jaguars. In the offseason, he has made headlines for showing his kind heart and caring nature when he took a dying cancer patient to prom only two weeks ago. Over the weekend, Marks learned his date, 18-year-old Khameyea Jennings had died from liver cancer. In a world that has been so stricken with violence...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

No show: DE Clemons only player to skip Jaguars' voluntary OTAs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Chris Clemons skipped the first day of the team's organized team activities. Clemons was the only player missing from Jacksonville's 90-man roster Tuesday. Jaguars coach Gus Bradley spoke to Clemons in recent days and expressed his desire to have everyone in attendance for the voluntary workouts. But Clemons didn't show...
Via AP on Fox
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Jaguars DE Chris Clemons skips start of voluntary OTAs

  Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Chris Clemons skipped the first day of the team's organized team activities. Clemons was the only player missing from Jacksonville's 90-man roster Tuesday. Jaguars coach Gus Bradley spoke to Clemons in recent days and expressed his desire to have everyone in attendance for the voluntary workouts. But Clemons didn't show. Since the workouts are...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No show: Jaguars' Clemons skips start of voluntary OTAs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Chris Clemons skipped the first day of the team's organized team activities. Clemons was the only player missing from Jacksonville's 90-man roster Tuesday. Jaguars coach Gus Bradley spoke to Clemons in recent days and expressed his desire to have everyone in attendance for the voluntary workouts. But Clemons didn't show...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

There will be plenty of competition for the Jaguars free safety spot

One of the things that has to excite the Jacksonville Jaguars coaching staff more than anything going into OTA’s is the thought of there being competition all over the roster for the first time in what seems to be forever. Finally, there are enough players to not only contribute, but to challenge for starting roles and to provide depth where it has been a major issue in the past...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Another knee injury for the Jaguars’ Marquise Lee

The last thing the Jacksonville Jaguars or any NFL team wants to deal with in the offseason or in camp is an injury to a potential starter. Jacksonville seems to be dealing with that again with wide receiver Marquise Lee, who injured his knee and was held out of OTAs on Tuesday. As reported on bigcatcountry.com, Phase 2 consists of on-field workouts and could include individual player...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bortles gets serious with offseason program

If Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles fails to make major strides in his second season in the NFL, it won't be for lack of preparation. Bortles spend two months of the offseason training in Southern California with a group called 3DQB, founded by former major league pitcher Tom House. Past clients include Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Andy Dalton. According to Gene Frenette...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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