Blake Bortles: Optimistic expectations for 2016

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles was one of the most exciting quarterbacks to watch in 2015 and could provide plenty of exciting plays in 2016 as well. In looking at reasonable expectations for Blake Bortles in 2016, it almost felt depressing to think of him as simply becoming a more polished, possibly less prolific quarterback […] Blake Bortles: Optimistic expectations...
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Jalen Ramsey is tired of your injury questions: "I'm 100 percent. Next question."

The Jacksonville Jaguars took former Florida State standouts Jalen Ramsey, Telvin Smith, and Rashad Greene to Tallahassee on Saturday as part of the Tallahassee Takeover -- a way to build fandom outside of Jacksonville and the surrounding areas. Afterwards, the Tallahassee media asked Jalen Ramsey about the knee injury he sustained shortly after rookie mini-camp in May. "What...
Via Big Cat Country
5 hours ago

AFC Notes: Broncos, Emmanuel Sanders, Jaguars & Patriots

Broncos Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders mentioned that his contract situation really isn’t weighing on him. “I don’t think it weighs on me,” Sanders said, via the Denver Post. “I think it weighs on other people and then they talk about [it] and it’s like, ‘All right, you’re trying to put the weight on me.’ If I could just keep my ears closed and not listen to the noise...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Insider: Jags' Blake Bortles should still throw plenty of TD passes

Many are predicting a Jaguars version of Brexit this season — the separation of quarterback Blake Bortles from the end zone. Don’t count on it. There are reasons why analysts are expecting Bortles’ elite touchdown numbers to drop after he finished tied for second in the NFL with 35 last season. He was one behind New England’s Tom Brady. read more
Via Ultimate Jaguars
1 day ago

Jaguars Insider: Undrafted Bowman has a chance to earn roster spot

Veteran free agents and a fourth draft class have filled the Jaguars’ locker room, limiting the number of spots for an undrafted free agent to make the team. When I unveiled my 53-man roster last Sunday, tight end Braedon Bowman was my only UDFA. Bowman came out of nowhere during the Jaguars’ off-season program, including a circus-like, pinned-the-football-against-his-helmet...
Via Ultimate Jaguars
1 day ago

For Jaguars' trio, a touchback in Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE | The Jaguars tried to extend their reach into the state capital on Saturday. Cornerback Jalen Ramsey, linebacker Telvin Smith and receiver Rashad Greene all returned to their Florida State roots for a Jaguars Tallahassee Takeover fan event at Madison Social. They participated in an on-stage question-and-answer session with 3,143 registered fans and signed autographs. read more
Via Ultimate Jaguars
1 day ago

Are the Jacksonville Jaguars finally built?

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley may well be haunted by saying the team was built before 2015, but it could finally come true in 2016. For the Jacksonville Jaguars, it has been a long, hard slog to even get to a point where they can be competitive on a week by week basis. 2015 yielded […] Are the Jacksonville Jaguars finally built? - Black and Teal - Black and Teal...
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1 day ago

Jacksonville Jaguars: How long could success last?

Do the Jacksonville Jaguars have what it takes to become a perennial contender? Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s get this out of the way: The Jacksonville Jaguars are still not a winning team in the NFL. Struggling for .500 should be the goal for 2016 and, possibly, even beyond 2016. It’s […] Jacksonville Jaguars: How long could success last? - Black and Teal...
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1 day ago

What does Brexit mean for the Jacksonville Jaguars?

How will the looming Brexit affect the Jaguars and their long-term agreement in London? Now that the Brexit vote is official, most of us on this side of the pond are left wondering how this will affect America's Team. I have examined the contours of the looming Brexit, and come up with the top five things you need to know about how the Brexit will affect the Jacksonville Jaguars...
Via Big Cat Country
2 days ago

Jacksonville Jaguars Daily: ESPN ranks defensive triplets No. 26

Earlier, the Jaguars' offensive triplets (Bortles, Robinson, and Hurns) were ranked No. 9 by ESPN. Now it's the defense's turn. ESPN ranks Jacksonville Jaguars triplets of Malik Jackson, Telvin Smith, and Jalen Ramsey at No. 26 - ESPN.comNo team is poised to fly up these rankings in a year like the Jags, given that they have a bevy of young talent on the roster with Ramsey, Myles...
Via Big Cat Country
2 days ago

Jacksonville Jaguars: Expectations for Jalen Ramsey in 2016

Last year, the Jacksonville Jaguars struggled on the defensive side of the ball. Especially in the secondary. Fear not, the Jaguars made plenty of moves to improve the unit this off-season. Selecting Florida State University corner back Jalen Ramsey with the fifth overall pick in the draft was arguably the best move of the off-season. Before the draft, many scouts admitted that...
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Jacksonville Jaguars: The case of Nick Marshall

During his time at the University of Auburn, Nick Marshall was one of the most electric quarterbacks in all of college football. So electric and athletic that when he was told he didn’t stand a chance as a quarterback in the league, he decided to enter the NFL as a corner back. Hype surrounded Marshall as he left Auburn and entered the 2015 NFL Draft. After going undrafted, he...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

7 relevant statistics you need to know about Blake Bortles in 2015

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles made a huge statistical leap in 2015 from his rookie season, throwing for more than 4,400 yards and 35 touchdowns. That part we all know. What we don’t know however, is if Bortles will be able to replicate similar numbers in the upcoming 2016 season. History says no, but Bortles sample size at the professional level just isn’t big...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars' DE Ngakoue, a 3rd-round pick, signs rookie contract

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, a third-round draft pick from Maryland, has signed his rookie contract. Ngakoue signed the four-year deal Tuesday, becoming the final member of the team's seven-man draft class to sign. Ngakoue is guaranteed a minimum of $540,000 in annual salary with a minimum signing bonus of $856,000. The 69th overall...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars Sign Third-Round DL Yannick Ngakoue, Lock Up 2016 Draft Class

The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Tuesday that they have officially signed third-round DL Yannick Ngakoue to a four-year deal. The Jaguars have now officially locked up their entire 2016 draft class following this move. Ngakoue, 21, was taken with the No. 69 overall pick by the Jaguars over a month ago. The Jaguars have clearly made a point to upgrade at defensive end in...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars running academy for prospects in Europe

The Jacksonville Jaguars fully understand that they have an opportunity to expand their market to across the pond. That’s been made possible by the team being selected to play an annual game in London. Owner Shahid Khan has made no bones about it. He plans on doing what he can to corner this market for his team. Heck, rumors had even persisted in the past that the Jaguars may...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars: Two-point conversion dilemma

Before the 2015 NFL Season, choosing to attempt the two-point conversion rather than kicking the extra point after a touchdown would have been seen as ludicrous. However, when the NFL moved the extra point attempt back, it no longer became such an easy decision. In fact, there were some teams who opted for the two-point conversion more often than usual. The Jacksonville Jaguars were...
Via EndZoneScore
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting Jacksonville Jaguars QB Brandon Allen

For the final article in my series of scouting reports on the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 2016 class of rookies, I took a dive into the film on QB Brandon Allen out of Arkansas. Even though the Jaguars already have Blake Bortles and Chad Henne on the roster, I like that they added a young passer to the mix in the draft. You can never have too many good quarterbacks, and Allen may end...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars QB Bortles commits $10K to help Orlando community

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles, who grew up in Orlando and played collegiately at Central Florida, has committed $10,000 from his foundation to the OneOrlando Fund. OneOrlando was created to help the needs of the community after the massacre at Pulse dance club. Bortles says ''it's been inspirational to see the way the city of Orlando has...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars rookie CB Jalen Ramsey happy knee injury wasn't worse

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey believes he ended up with the "best-case scenario" regarding his knee injury.Ramsey, the fifth overall pick in the NFL draft, had surgery last month to repair torn meniscus in his right knee. He's already back on the field and running, and should be completely cleared by the time training camp begins in late...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Fletcher Cox signs six-year contract with Eagles

Fletcher Cox, who sat out Philadelphia Eagles OTAs recently to protest his contract situation, is now a happy man. Cox and the Eagles have agreed on a massive new contract. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, it pays him $103 million over six years, with an astounding $63 million guaranteed. This makes Cox the proud new owner of the richest guaranteed contract in NFL history...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting Jacksonville Jaguars OLB Tyrone Holmes

Today we’ll start looking at the Jacksonville Jaguars’ late-round picks in the 2016 NFL Draft, starting with the University of Montana’s Tyrone Holmes. The Jaguars see their sixth-round pick playing the LEO pass rusher role on their defense in 2016 and beyond, which will be great for the former Grizzly who showed a penchant for getting after the quarterback in college. Measurables...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns is allergic to grass

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns has a rather unique problem: he’s allergic to grass. An NFL player allergic to grass sounds like a huge problem, but for Hurns, it’s more of a nuisance. When his skin makes contact with grass, he has rashes and breakouts that vary in severity. “Sometimes I break out. Sometimes I don’t,” Hurns said, via ESPN’s Mike DiRocco...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns Battles Grass Allergy as Well as Opponents

Last week, NFL wide receiver Allen Hurns signed a four-year, $40 million contract extension with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The 24-year-old signee is making strides in the league. Last season he tallied more than 1,000 receiving yards and scored 10 touchdowns. And according to ESPN, Hurns achieved all this while battling an allergy to grass, the surface that the Jaguars practice and...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars WR Allen Hurns allergic to grass

Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns turned heads when recorded a career-high 1,031 yards and 10 touchdowns in his sophomore season with Jacksonville. Why this is particularly notable is the fact that Hurns accomplished these stats while dealing with a grueling allergy to grass. According to a report by Mike DiRocco of ESPN, Hurns was diagnosed with an allergy to grass when he was...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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