Jacksonville Jaguars Wiretap

Dolphins Acquire Julius Thomas From Jaguars For Branden Albert

Feb 20, 2017 8:48 PM

The Miami Dolphins have acquired Julius Thomas and a 2018 first round pick from the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for Branden Albert and a 2017 seventh round pick.

Thomas also will restructure his contract upon completion of the trade. He is expected to be in Miami on Tuesday to meet with the Dolphins.

With the acquisition of Thomas, Miami has filled a major need at tight end. Former starters Jordan Cameron and Dion Sims suffered through injuries and inconsistency, and both will be unrestricted free agents in March.

Thomas worked with Adam Gase when both were with the Denver Broncos.

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Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Jaguars Release Jared Odrick After Just Two Seasons

Feb 20, 2017 4:00 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have released defensive end Jared Odrick.

Jacksonville signed Odrick to a five-year contract worth $42.5 million with $22.5 million guaranteed in March 2015.

He played in 22 games but missed the final 10 games in 2016 with elbow and shoulder injuries.

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Dolphins, Jaguars Working On Branden Albert-Julius Thomas Trade

Feb 20, 2017 7:34 AM

The Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars are working on a swap involving Branden Albert and Julius Thomas, according to a report.

There are still details that need to be worked out, including the possibility of more players.

It was reported last week that the Dolphins planned to cut Albert, but that didn't happen when Miami found interest in him.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Jaguars, Abry Jones Nearing $16M Deal

Feb 15, 2017 6:28 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars are nearing a four-year, $16 million deal with Abry Jones, according to multiple reports.

Jones, 25, took over as Jacksonville's starter at nose tackle for the final nine games of 2016 after Roy Miller suffered a torn Achilles.

He originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent in April 2013.

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Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Jaguars Hire Nathaniel Hackett As Offensive Coordinator

Jan 19, 2017 7:09 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have named Nathaniel Hackett their offensive coordinator under new coach Doug Marrone.

Hackett served as the interim play-caller for the latter part of the 2016 season.

"We are excited to announce Nathaniel Hackett as our offensive coordinator and he will immediately be tasked with installing and implementing our offense this offseason," Marrone said. "I have had the pleasure of working with Nathaniel for seven consecutive seasons and know firsthand how knowledgeable and passionate he is about winning."

Hackett followed Marrone from Syracuse University to the Buffalo Bills before joining the Jaguars in 2015.

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Jaguars Interview Chip Kelly For Offensive Coordinator Job

Jan 17, 2017 8:03 AM

Chip Kelly has interviewed with the Jacksonville Jaguars for their vacant offensive coordinator position, according to a league source.

Kelly had previously met with owner Shad Khan for an open-ended interview. It was reported that the head coaching job was discussed at the time.

The San Francisco 49ers fired Kelly and general manager Trent Baalke earlier this month after the 49ers finished 2-14.

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Jaguars Interviewed Chip Kelly For Head Coaching Job

Jan 15, 2017 4:04 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars quietly interviewed Chip Kelly for their head coaching job before ultimately deciding upon Doug Marrone.

Kelly was fired by the San Francisco after one season with the franchise.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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Tom Coughlin Returning To Jaguars As VP Of Football Operations

Jan 9, 2017 8:05 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired Tom Coughlin as their executive vice president of football operations.

Jacksonville also signed general manager Dave Caldwell to a two-year extension.

Coughlin, Caldwell and new coach Doug Marrone will each have three-year deals.

Coughlin was the first head coach in Jaguars history.

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Jaguars Hire Doug Marrone As Head Coach

Jan 9, 2017 4:33 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars will hire Doug Marrone as head coach.

Marrone has been offered the job and will take it.

Marrone was head coach of the Buffalo Bills in 2013 and 2014 before joining the Jaguars.

Marrone finished 2016 as interim head coach.

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Mike Smith Emerging As Leading Candidate To Coach Jaguars

Jan 9, 2017 7:54 AM

Mike Smith has emerged as the "top guy" as the Jacksonville Jaguars search for a new head coach.

Previously the head man for the Atlanta Falcons, Smith currently serves as the defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell worked in the Atlanta front office when Smith was employed by the Falcons.

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Josh McDaniels Prefers 49ers' Job Over Rams, Jaguars
The 49ers are attractive to Josh McDaniels as they don't currently have a GM, plan to be patient in their rebuild and are viewed as a marquee NFL franchise.

Eric Branch/San Francisco Chronicle

Kyle Shanahan Believed To Prefer Broncos' Job
Kyle Shanahan could have a number of options this offseason as he's set to meet with the Rams, Jaguars, 49ers and Broncos.

Mike Garafolo/NFL.com

No Teams Finish 2016 In Top-10 In Both Offensive, Defensive DVOA
Last season, the Seahawks, Panthers, Cardinals, Bengals and Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball.

RealGM Staff Report

Kyle Shanahan To Interview With Rams, Jags, Broncos, 49ers
Kyle Shanahan has several years of NFL experience despite being just 37 years old.

NFL.com

Josh McDaniels To Interview With Rams, 49ers, Jaguars
Josh McDaniels is expected to interview with the Rams, 49ers and Jaguars this week.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Tom Coughlin Interviewing For Jaguars' Head Coaching Job
The Jaguars fired Tom Coughlin after the 2002 season.

ESPN

Only Steelers Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA (Infographic)
Pittsburgh ranks third in total DVOA and first in Weighted DVOA.

RealGM Staff Report

Some Jaguars Upset Gus Bradley Flew On Team Charter After Firing
Some Jaguars players didn't think it was right to have Gus Bradley fly back home on the team's charter Sunday after he was fired.

Mike DiRocco/ESPN

Jaguars Targeting Tom Coughlin For Head Coaching Job
A day after firing Gus Bradley, the Jaguars have confirmed that Tom Coughlin is a candidate to become the team's next head coach.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Doug Marrone Named Interim Head Coach Of Jaguars
Doug Marrone has been Jacksonville's assistant head coach/offensive line coach for the last two years.

ESPN

Gus Bradley Fired By Jaguars
Shad Khan confirmed that Dave Caldwell will remain and will oversee the coaching search to find Bradley’s replacement.

RealGM Staff Report

Blake Bortles Already Has Offseason Training Plans
The Jaguars may have a new coaching staff in 2017, but Blake Bortles has already made plans for offseason training.

Hays Carlyon/Florida Times-Union

Jaguars, Dolphins, Browns, Rams Will Have 2017 Home Games In London
The Jaguars, Dolphins, Browns and Rams will play home games overseas.

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NFL Now Has 10 Teams In Marijuana-Legal States
With Tuesday's elections, 10 NFL teams play in a state where marijuana has been legalized medically or recreationally.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Jaguars Fire Offensive Coordinator Greg Olson
Quarterbacks coach Nathaniel Hackett will take over playcalling duties.

Mike DiRocco/ESPN

Jaguars Won't Make Coaching Change After Latest Loss
The Jaguars won't make a coaching change despite back-to-back embarrassing losses.

Mike DiRocco/ESPN

Jaguars Owner Met With Players, Coaches After Loss To Raiders
Shad Khan met with Jaguars players and coaches on Monday night in the wake of his 54th loss since he purchased the team in 2011, according to sources.

Mike DiRocco/ESPN

Blake Bortles More Comfortable With Up-Tempo Approach
Blake Bortles deferred to the Jaguars' coaching staff, but made it clear he's more comfortable when the team takes an up-tempo approach on offense.

Hays Carlyon/Florida Times-Union

Blake Bortles: I Haven't Played Well Enough
The Jaguars are 0-2 for the third time in four years and Blake Bortles is taking much of the blame.

Phillip Heilman/Florida Times-Union

Chris Ivory Released From Hospital, Status Uncertain
Chris Ivory was released from a local Jacksonville hospital on Tuesday, but his status for Sunday's game against the Chargers remains uncertain.

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