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Doug Marrone: Leonard Fournette Must Earn Starting Role

May 15, 2017 7:55 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars want to build a physical offense around the run game, but they also won't simply hand rookie Leonard Fournette a starting role.

"Obviously when we made the pick we were thinking about [how] he can be someone like that," Doug Marrone said. "Obviously he's shown that ability, but at the same sense, when you have the team, the one thing about a team is you have to earn that. So he's going to have to go and show that he has to do that."

Fournette ran for 3,830 yards and 41 touchdowns in three seasons at LSU.

"My role is to do whatever the team needs or coach asks me to do," Fournette said. "My role right now is going out there and competing and getting better right now."

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Victor Cruz To Visit With Jaguars On May 23

May 11, 2017 4:50 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars will have Victor Cruz in for a visit on May 23.

Cruz, 30, met with the Carolina Panthers months ago but has garnered little interest. He is also scheduled to visit with the Chicago Bears next Monday.

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Peyton Manning Urged Dolphins To Trade For Julius Thomas

May 8, 2017 5:03 PM

The Miami Dolphins asked Peyton Manning about Julius Thomas before acquiring him from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen has coached Manning and reached out for his opinion on the tight end.

"[Manning] talked a lot about [Thomas asking], 'Would you stay out and help me with this? Take me through this. Would you watch a little tape with me? Would you explain what you want on this?' And he still does the same thing. I’'l see him in Coach Gase's office and his questions are right. His questions and his process are right, which as a coach, [is what] you're looking for," Christensen said.

Thomas made the Pro Bowl in his two seasons as a starter with the Denver Broncos, when Manning was the quarterback.

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Full List Of 2017 NFL Draft, First Round

Apr 27, 2017 11:47 PM

1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

2. Chicago Bears: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina

3. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford

4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

5. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

6. New York Jets: Jamal Adams, S, LSU

7. Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

8. Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

9. Cincinnati Bengals: John Ross, WR, Washington

10. Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech

11. New Orleans Saints: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

12. Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

13. Arizona Cardinals: Haason Reddick, LB, Temple

14. Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

15. Indianapolis Colts: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State

16. Baltimore Ravens: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

17. Washington: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama

18. Tennessee Titans: Adoree’ Jackson, CB, Southern California

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

20. Denver Broncos: Garrett Bolles, OT, Utah

21. Detroit Lions: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida

22. Miami Dolphins: Charles Harris, DE/OLB, Missouri

23. New York Giants: Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi

24. Oakland Raiders: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State

25. Cleveland Browns: Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan

26. Atlanta Falcons: Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA

27. Buffalo Bills: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU

28. Dallas Cowboys: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

29. Cleveland Browns: David Njoku, TE, Miami

30. Pittsburgh Steelers: T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin

31. San Francisco 49ers: Reuben Foster, MLB, Alabama

32. New Orleans Saints: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin

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8 NFL Owners Contributed 6.7 Percent Of Money For Trump's Inauguration

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 PM

Eight NFL owners contributed to the inauguration of Donald Trump.

According to the FEC filing, NFL owners’ $7.25 million in contributions represented nearly one of every $15 donated to Trump’s inaugural committee.

Robert Kraft (Patriots), Jerry Jones (Cowboys), Woody Johnson (Jets), Bob McNair (Texans), Shahid Khan (Jaguars), Stan Kroenke (Rams) and Dan Snyder (Washington) each contributed $1 million. Ed Glazer (Buccaneers) contributed $250,000.

The $7.25 million donated to the inauguration by NFL franchise owners represented about 6.7 percent of all money contributed to the inaugural committee.

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Deshaun Watson To Visit Jaguars This Week

Apr 5, 2017 8:58 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars are doing research on Deshaun Watson leading up to this month's NFL Draft.

The Jaguars haven't made a decision on Blake Bortles' contract option for the 2018 season.

Jacksonville has the fourth overall pick, which could put them in position to take Watson.

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NFL Denies Jaguars' Request For Early Offseason Workouts

Mar 29, 2017 8:10 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars will begin their offseason workouts on April 17, despite requesting to start working out as a team two weeks earlier.

NFL teams with returning head coaches can only begin working out on April 17, while those with new coaches can start on April 3. The Jaguars promoted interim coach Doug Marrone to replace Gus Bradley in January.

The league initially granted the Jaguars an extra week, saying they could start April 10. But the NFL Players Association challenged the ruling and won.

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Jaguars Sign Mychal Rivera

Mar 23, 2017 8:45 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed Mychal Rivera, who will fill the void left behind by Julius Thomas at tight end.

Rivera averaged 1.10 yards receiving per route run, which was 65th out of 133 tight ends in the league, per Pro Football Focus.

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Blake Bortles Working On Quicker Release, Other Tweaks

Mar 20, 2017 7:27 AM

Blake Bortles has spent the last two months working on his mechanics at 3DQB in California instead of worrying about whether the Jacksonville Jaguars view him as their quarterback long-term.

The Jaguars have until May 3 to decide if they will pick up Bortles' fifth-year option, which would carry a 2018 salary north of $20 million. It is guaranteed for injury only until the first day of the 2018 league year, when it becomes fully guaranteed.

"It's huge," Bortles said. "It's as big as however you want it to be, but regardless we've got to be here on April 10th [for offseason conditioning] and we've got to show up for camp in August and eventually they're going to start playing football games, so I think all that's stuff's irrelevant.

"I'm confident with what I've done this offseason and that I'll be able to come help this team be as good as we possibly can be. Everything involving the contract, that's up to them. I look forward to playing football."

Dave Caldwell said the team still has work to do in evaluating Bortles before making that kind of commitment.

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Calais Campbell Agrees To Four-Year, $60M Deal With Jaguars

Mar 9, 2017 5:41 PM

Calais Campbell has agreed to sign a four-year, $60 million deal with the Jackson Jaguars with $30 million in guaranteed money.

"Chose Jags because Tom Coughlin is a winner, they brought in two other big free agents and they also have been drafting well the last few years," Campbell told ESPN's Josina Anderson. "They are a young and hungry defense that I want to lead."

Campbell, 30, flourished in 2016 with the addition of Chandler Jones to the Cardinals' front seven, putting together one of the best all-around seasons of his career during a contract year. He had 53 tackles, 8 sacks, 3 fumble recoveries, 2 forced fumbles and 1 interception that he returned for a touchdown.

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Jaguars Nearing Deal With Calais Campbell
Calais Campbell has played nine seasons for the Cardinals.

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Jaguars Release Davon House
The Jaguars were reportedly shopping Davon House for a trade last week.

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Jaguars Not Committed To Starting Blake Bortles At QB
The Jaguars want Blake Bortles to reduce his turnovers.

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Dolphins Acquire Julius Thomas From Jaguars For Branden Albert
Julius Thomas will restructure his contract upon completion of the trade.

James Walker/ESPN

Jaguars Release Jared Odrick After Just Two Seasons
Jacksonville signed Jared Odrick to a five-year contract worth $42.5 million with $22.5 million guaranteed in March 2015.

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Dolphins, Jaguars Working On Branden Albert-Julius Thomas Trade
It was reported last week that the Dolphins planned to cut Branden Albert, but that didn't happen when Miami found interest in him.

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

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Jaguars Hire Nathaniel Hackett As Offensive Coordinator
The Jaguars have named Nathaniel Hackett their offensive coordinator under new coach Doug Marrone.

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Jaguars Interview Chip Kelly For Offensive Coordinator Job
Chip Kelly has interviewed with the Jaguars for their vacant offensive coordinator position, according to a league source.

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Jaguars Interviewed Chip Kelly For Head Coaching Job
The Jaguars quietly interviewed Chip Kelly for their head coaching job before ultimately deciding upon Doug Marrone.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tom Coughlin Returning To Jaguars As VP Of Football Operations
Jacksonville also will sign general manager Dave Caldwell to a two-year extension.

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Jaguars Hire Doug Marrone As Head Coach
Doug Marrone finished 2016 as interim head coach.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Mike Smith Emerging As Leading Candidate To Coach Jaguars
Mike Smith has emerged as the "top guy" as the Jaguars search for a new head coach.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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