The fallout of the NFL Draft is at the forefront of this week's Jaguars Mailbag.DOWNLOAD: The free First Coast Football App for Jaguars stats, scores, analysis, stories and [email protected] asks: Do you think the staff is higher on A.J. Cann than most people think and he is a lock as a starter? Or will they strongly consider upgrading the position perhaps trying out Will Richardson at guard or other options? Mike Kaye: I think it's abundantly clear that the Jaguars' staff likes Cann more than his critics. However, the Jaguars want to force competition, so realistically, Cann could compete with Richardson during training camp.Keep in mind, Cann has been a starting NFL right guard for three seasons, with varying degrees of success. Richardson has NEVER played guard. That competition could be very one-sided in favor of the veteran.Outside of Richardson, I'm not sure there are many other options unless you want to move Brandon Linder to right guard and promote Tyler Shatley to … [Read more...] about Jaguars Mailbag: How many undrafted players make the roster? Who is most likely to break out?
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jaguars may let defensive end Dante Fowler test free agency next offseason.The team declined to pick up Fowler's fifth-year contract option on Wednesday. Fowler's option was built into his rookie deal because he was a first-round pick.DOWNLOAD: The free First Coast Football App for Jaguars stats, scores, analysis, stories and more PHOTOS: Jaguars DE Dante Fowler's 2017 season FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 21: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots is pursued by Dante Fowler Jr. #56 of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first quarter during the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) 01 / 07 FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 21: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots is pursued by Dante Fowler Jr. #56 of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first quarter during the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by … [Read more...] about Jaguars decline Dante Fowler’s fifth-year option
The Jaguars decided to pass on adding depth players to certain positions during the NFL Draft, leaving room for opportunities at those spots. The public confidence in the incumbent talent on the roster should benefit several players who were previously at the bottom of the depth chart. With less talent standing in their way, those deep reserves could turn into key role players moving forward. DOWNLOAD: The free First Coast Football App for Jaguars stats, scores, analysis, stories and moreBlair Brown, LB, Second SeasonLast Season Snap Count/Production: 48 defensive snaps (4.64%), 15 tacklesAnalysis: The Jaguars have a clear opening at SAM linebacker and head coach Doug Marrone endorsed Brown as the definitive leader in the clubhouse for the spot on Saturday. Brown received two starts last season and clearly impressed the coaching staff during his limited playing time on defense.The Jaguars passed on adding a linebacker early in the draft, choosing to select Wisconsin's Leon Jacobs … [Read more...] about Five returning Jaguars players who could see a major boost in playing time
The last few days have brought a whirlwind of change to the Jaguars' special teams unit.Along with collecting a handful of potential special teams aces during the draft, the Jaguars selected Mississippi State punter Logan Cooke with their final pick.Just two days later, the team released veteran punter Brad Nortman. The rookie, Cooke, is now the only punter on the depth chart. DOWNLOAD: The free First Coast Football App for Jaguars stats, scores, analysis, stories and moreJaguars special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis spoke to Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt during their show, Late Hits, on Sirius XM NFL Radio Monday. During the interview, DeCamillis told Marvez and Brandt that the decision to move on from Nortman wasn't an easy one for the Jaguars.“Obviously, it’s not a great situation when you have to release any veteran,” DeCamillis said. “Brad has been in the league for seven years. It’s not something that you tread on lightly, that’s for … [Read more...] about DeCamillis raves about punter draft class, discusses Jaguars’ decision to go with Cooke over Nortman
When the news broke a few days ago that Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan is on the verge of buying London’s legendary Wembley Stadium for a price of nearly $1 billion, the knee-jerk reaction was that the jolly-good Jags would soon be leaving North Florida for Southern England.As USA Today wrote almost immediately after the news broke, “Khan, the NFL and the Jacksonville mayor can spin it any way they like, but this move is exactly what it appears: Khan is positioning the Jaguars to be the league's first permanent team in London.”Sorry, but I’m not buying what USA Today is selling. It would make no business sense for Khan to be investing so much money in renovating the Jaguars current stadium if he plans to move the team. Khan has literally sunk tens of millions of dollars to upgrade Jacksonville’s stadium since he bought the team a few years ago and just recently he announced a $2.5 billon plan to develop the land around the stadium.Khan rightfully … [Read more...] about Buying Wembley Stadium does NOT mean Shad Khan is moving Jaguars to London, but …