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53-man roster prediction after OTAs and mini camp

53-man roster prediction after OTAs and mini camp

If Mike Kaye can release a 53-man roster, I can too! The Jacksonville Jaguars just finished OTAs and mandatory mini camp and that means another milestone of the offseason has come and gone and another 53-man roster prediction is queued up! Now, full disclosure — the only reason I’m doing this is because I saw Mike Kaye of First Coast News do one and I had a few (but not many) differences of opinion. Why so little disagreement? Because the roster is good. It’s damn good. At the top, there is no debate about most of these position groups. This is a roster that should be in every...
Jun 19, 2018
NFL Top 100: Calais Campbell ranked No. 14

NFL Top 100: Calais Campbell ranked No. 14

The Jacksonville Jaguars might have their last player on the NFL Network Top 100 with defensive lineman Calais Campbell coming in at No. 14 overall. The Mayor of #Sacksonville led a campaign of devastation in 2017.@Campbell93 comes in at #14 on the #NFLTop100 pic.twitter.com/rPG49FZXwr— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) June 19, 2018 This is one where we’re about right. Campbell set the franchise record for sacks in a single season with 14.5 last year (the previous record was 12.0 set by Tony Brackens in 1999) and single-handedly wrecked the Buffalo Bills offense in the Wild Card Round of the...
Jun 19, 2018
NFL Top 100: Jalen Ramsey ranked No. 17

NFL Top 100: Jalen Ramsey ranked No. 17

The Jacksonville Jaguars saw their latest entry into the NFL Network Top 100 Players with All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey taking the No. 17 spot. Ramsey letting everyone know that #Sacksonville is taking over. @jalenramsey comes in at #17 on the #NFLTop100 pic.twitter.com/1TS2VwTu7J— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) June 19, 2018 Although NFL Network did say that Ramsey is the highest ranked cornerback on the list, No. 17 is laughably low. Khalil Mack is one spot above him, DeAndre Hopkins is a few more, and Russell Wilson is above that. Ramsey is more valuable to his team and more talented than...
Jun 18, 2018
What is the biggest roster decision facing the Jaguars?

What is the biggest roster decision facing the Jaguars?

What is the biggest roster decision facing the Jacksonville Jaguars this year? Well, if you’re ESPN’s Field Yates you are 1) handsome and 2) thinking it’s Dante Fowler’s future with the team in 2019 and beyond. Here’s what Yates thinks about the Jaguars and how the team should handle the Fowler decision: Jacksonville Jaguars A potential deal for Fowler. When the Jaguars declined the 2019 fifth-year option on defensive end Dante Fowler Jr., the team announced it would like for him to “have a great season and earn a new long-term contract with us this year.” Pretty...
Jun 18, 2018
Want to write for Big Cat Country? Apply here!

Want to write for Big Cat Country? Apply here!

We’re looking for new contributors! Big Cat Country is celebrating its 12th birthday this summer and with the Jacksonville Jaguars looking to build on their first playoff season since 2007, we need to add to the team! What we want in writers Extensive knowledge of the Jaguars, the NFL and football in general Strong writing skills (excellent grammar and spelling are a must) Previous writing experience desired Positions available Weekends Editor: You will write primarily on Saturday and Sunday, focusing on game day coverage — including a live blog for games, recaps and analysis...
Jun 18, 2018
5 Key takeaways following minicamp and OTAs

5 Key takeaways following minicamp and OTAs

The Jacksonville Jaguars have officially completed the offseason portion of organized team activities and mandatory minicamp, which means we have now entered the “dead period” prior to training camp in late July. So, what have we learned following some on-field workouts? What are the underlying takeaways and constant themes we seemed to keep hearing about during May and June? These are the five key things I have come away with regarding the Jaguars offseason to this point. 1. Blake Bortles is poised to have his best season yet Fair or not fair, the biggest question mark regarding...
Jun 18, 2018
Bortles on Seferian-Jenkins: ‘He is going to help us out’

Bortles on Seferian-Jenkins: ‘He is going to help us out’

The Jacksonville Jaguars ended mandatory mini camp last week and while there’s not a lot to glean from the practices, the chemistry between quarterback Blake Bortles and newly signed tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has been something that’s standing out. Speaking after practice, Bortles was asked how he’s done with a new body at tight end. Bortles was quick to prasie Seferian-Jenkins. “He has been awesome. Since the first day he showed up, we immediately started working together and doing things. Throughout this whole OTA process, he has been good. He comes in our meetings with...
Jun 18, 2018
Don’t worry about Myles Jack’s injury

Don’t worry about Myles Jack’s injury

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been healthy through most of the 2018 offseason and don’t really have anyone coming back off of a major injury, however linebacker Myles Jack has missed a lot of the practices and was slowly being worked back in this past week. Some fans have been concerned about Jack’s injury, because of his knee issue prior to the 2017 NFL Draft, but Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone doesn’t seem to be too concerned. “It was like we could put him (Jack) in there, and he’s just coming off, so he hasn’t had a lot of time to condition as much as I would like him to do...
Jun 16, 2018
Jaguars sign wide receiver DeAndre Smelter

Jaguars sign wide receiver DeAndre Smelter

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed first-year wide receiver DeAndre Smelter to their roster. We have signed first-year WR DeAndre Smelter to the roster. pic.twitter.com/VawcL9Sc2x— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) June 15, 2018 To make room on the roster, the team waived/injured defensive tackle Michael Hughes. Smelter has appeared in two career games, both with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016 and caught one pass for 23 yards. In 2017, he spent time on the 49ers practice squad. He played both baseball and football at Georgia Tech, totaling 1,060 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns on 56...
Jun 15, 2018
2018 Jaguars training camp full schedule

2018 Jaguars training camp full schedule

The Jacksonville Jaguars today announced the team’s 2018 training camp dates. Rookie and first-year players are scheduled to report on Wednesday, July 18, followed by quarterbacks on Friday, July 20 and the remaining veterans on Wednesday, July 25. The Jaguars’ first on-field training camp practice is scheduled for Thursday, July 26. Saturday’s practice on July 28 will be the team’s first in full pads. 2018 training camp dates Thursday, July 26: 10:30am - 1:00pm Friday, July 27: 10:30am - 1:00pm Saturday, July 28: 6:30pm - 9:00pm Sunday, July 29: Players off Monday, July 30:...
Jun 15, 2018
Jaguars sign Sean Hickey and Andrew East

Jaguars sign Sean Hickey and Andrew East

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed first-year long snapper Andrew East and first-year offensive tackle Sean Hickey to their roster. To make room on the roster, the team waived fullback Lamar Atkins and long snapper Colin Holba. We have signed first-year LS @AndrewDEast and first-year OT Sean Hickey to the roster.https://t.co/nA5hq0eq5j— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) June 14, 2018 If you’ll remember, Holba was the long snapper the Jaguars signed after losing both Carson Tinker and Matt Overton to season-ending injuries. East played at Vanderbilt and Hickey played at Syracuse, but neither...
Jun 15, 2018
Could Leon Jacobs challenge Blair Brown for SAM?

Could Leon Jacobs challenge Blair Brown for SAM?

The Jacksonville Jaguars defense is seemingly set. The “starting five” in the secondary are cemented with All-Pro cornerbacks and a high-priced nickelback and two veteran safeties. The base down linebackers are Myles Jack and Telvin Smith, no question. And the defensive line will probably have first round rookie Taven Bryan coming in and out for varied positions along the line, but it’s set with Calais Campbell, Malik Jackson, Marcell Dareus, and Yannick Ngakoue getting the lion’s share of the carries. But what about the SAM linebacker spot? It’s not a “starting” position but...
Jun 15, 2018
Marrone on Blake Bortles: ‘We are ahead of where we should be’

Marrone on Blake Bortles: ‘We are ahead of where we should be’

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone will be the first to tell you that he’s encouraged by Blake Bortles — more so than what he sees during the play but also before it. Speaking after a Week 3 win in London last year, Marrone was quick to complement Bortles’ on-field performance with how he was reading defenses, making pre-snap reads, and more. “If someone goes, ‘Well, he was 20-for-31, he missed 11 throws.’ Well, five of those throwaways were good decisions. I think that being able to get us in the right protections, him and Brandon Linder, against a team that was very...
Jun 15, 2018
Jaguars confirm lower-level sellout vs. Patriots, Steelers

Jaguars confirm lower-level sellout vs. Patriots, Steelers

Yes, I know it’s an old picture. It’s from the last time the Jaguars played a Sunday Night Football game. The Jacksonville Jaguars announced today that lower-level single-game tickets are sold out for both the regular season home opener versus the New England Patriots and the Sunday Night Football matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Very limited inventory to these games remains as part of full season ticket packages, which are only available until June 30 at current pricing. The 2018 season ticket campaign began in early February with loyalty pricing available to existing season...
Jun 14, 2018
Hackett happy with where Bortles is at

Hackett happy with where Bortles is at

The Jacksonville Jaguars are deep into their summer workouts and OTAs and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett seems to be pretty happy with where Blake Bortles is at so far. We haven’t heard much out of OTAs, which typically is a good thing. We haven’t heard about multiple turnover days or about Bortles just completely missing guys throwing against air, so at this point quiet is good. “Blake is right on track. I think you are always going to want more from Blake. He is the quarterback; you are always going want him to push him more,” Hackett said on Wednesday following mandatory...