Florida Times-Union 7 hours ago
“We’re always looking.” “It has to be the right fit.” “There are still talented players out there.” At the NFL Meetings last week in Phoenix, Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley used those phrases — or variations — to describe the team’s current-wave free agency strategy. The heavy lifting is complete — according to Spotrac, the Jaguars lead the league in free-agent spending this month ($172.5 million). Fans shouldn’t expect much activity in the month leading into the draft (April 30). read more
Florida Times-Union 13 hours ago
Allowed to become an unrestricted agent earlier this month when he wasn’t tendered a contract by the Jaguars, Jordan Todman signed a one-year deal today with the Carolina Panthers. The Jaguars will have a new kick returner in 2015 – Todman returned 38 of the team’s 43 attempts last year, posting a 25.6-yard average but no return of longer than 40 yards. Todman also carried 32 times for 186 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown in the win over Tennessee. read more
Florida Times-Union 17 hours ago
The NFL is scheduled to begin research Monday into the possibility of adding end zone and sideline cameras to help determine scoring plays on instant replay. NFL.com reported the NFL is looking for “the right technology and then how to best integrate the cameras into the replay system that will work in all 31 stadiums.’’ read more
Florida Times-Union Mar 28, 2015
Nobody in the NFL has been given more free passes the last two seasons than the Jaguars, mostly because they have maxed out on their rebuilding card. But you can only play with owner Shad Khan’s house money for so long — dealing with massive roster turnover, plus a new franchise quarterback surrounded by offensive rookies — before poor results stop being excused by tough circumstances. read more
Florida Times-Union Mar 25, 2015
The New Era hat company has some explaining to do after it used the wrong skyline for their 2015 Jacksonville Jaguars Draft caps.Instead of using the River City’s skyline featuring the iconic bridges along the St. Johns River, New Era seemed to have used parts of the Miami skyline and sprinkled them in with parts of what resembled the Jacksonville skyline.New Era apologized for the mistake and claims they will have the issue fixed in time for the draft and for mass production.read more
Florida Times-Union Mar 25, 2015
PHOENIX | Since they were hired or signed by the Jaguars, general manager Dave Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley have talked glowingly about what the team’s new assistant coaches and players will provide. But what do people around the NFL have to say about tight end Julius Thomas, right tackle Jermey Parnell, cornerback Davon House, linebacker Dan Skuta and assistant head coach-offensive line Doug Marrone? During the NFC coaches breakfast Wednesday at the Arizona Biltmore, we talked to five head coaches about what the Jaguars are getting. All were positive. read more
PHOENIX | Everything the Jaguars are doing this offseason revolves around giving quarterback Blake Bortles the best chance to succeed. So it made sense Tuesday morning inside the Arizona Biltmore that Gus Bradley was asked several No. 5-related questions. Bortles has a new pass-catching tight end (Julius Thomas) to throw to, a new right tackle (Jermey Parnell) helping him in pass protection and is expected to have a new running back and slot receiver to utilize by the time the draft ends May 2. read more
Jason Wilde Blog | ESPN Milwaukee Mar 24, 2015
Photo/ Davon House’s play against Atlanta was one of the deciding factors for the Jacksonville Jaguars. PHOENIX – Although the game ended painfully for him – with a broken scapula that would sideline him for the remainder of the regular season and playoffs – Davon House made an impression on the Jacksonville Jaguars with his performance against the Atlanta Falcons in what turned out to be his final game with the Green Bay Packers.House, who signed a four-year, $24.75 million free-agent deal with the Jaguars earlier this month, came off the bench after the Packers couldn’t...
PHOENIX -- The NFLPA released free-agent spending figures today, two weeks after the market opened. Through two weeks, there were 153 total signings that included $788,491,999 in guaranteed money and more than $1.8 billion in total contract value. The breakdown: Unrestricted free agents signing with new teams – 97 players for $644.1 million guaranteed and total value of $1.41 billion. Unrestricted free agents re-signing with their teams – 56 players for $144.4 million guaranteed and total value of $389.3 million. read more
Newark Star-Ledger Mar 24, 2015
A little insight from the man who used to coach one of the Giants' new linebackers.
PHOENIX – Jaguars owner Shad Khan met with reporters today during a break in the NFL’s Annual Meeting. Here are some highlights from Khan’s avaibility: *Khan on adding five free agents in the opening 24 hours of the open market. “What [GM] Dave [Caldwell] did for the Jaguars wasn’t impulsive – it was something that was planned over the last several months and it’s almost like getting ready for the Olympics – the starting gun goes off, you need to be prepared and make the most of it. read more
PHOENIX – This morning, each AFC coach was available for an hour-long media session at the NFL Owner’s Meetings inside the Arizona Biltmore. Here are some highlights from Jaguars coach Gus Bradley’s 64-minute session (more to come later): *Defensive end Red Bryant was released earlier this month before he was due a $500,000 roster bonus and after the addition of Miami’s Jared Odrick. read more
PHOENIX | The Jaguars showed they were serious about free agency March 11 when they signed five players less than 24 hours after the market opened. And it was exhibited in another way: General manager Dave Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley have yet to attend a campus Pro Day. “We wanted to go at free agency hard and this was our first year doing that,” Caldwell said Monday. read more
PHOENIX | The last time Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell held an interview session, it was March 11 to announce the addition of five players in the opening 24 hours of free agency. But a primary topic for Caldwell to cover Monday during a break at the NFL Owners Meetings was about a player the Jaguars didn’t get: Running back DeMarco Murray. The Jaguars joined Dallas, Oakland and Philadelphia in trying to sign Murray, the league’s 2014 rushing champion. The Eagles signed Murray to a five-year, $40 million contract that includes $18 million guaranteed. read more
Florida Times-Union Mar 23, 2015
PHOENIX – This morning at the opening of the Owner’s Meetings, the league announced that the Jaguars’ game against the Buffalo Bills this October in London will be the first game in NFL history to be available on a world-wide digital platform. The game will remain available on over-the-air television in the Jacksonville and Buffalo markets. Kickoff time at Wembley Stadium is 9:30 a.m. Eastern time on Oct. 25. A league official said a specific Internet address will be announced at a later date as well as which broadcast partner will do the game.