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Jaguars Claim Bernard Pierce Off Waivers

Mar 20, 2015 12:37 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have claimed Bernard Pierce off waivers.

Pierce was released on Wednesday by the Baltimore Ravens after an arrest on a DUI charge.

Pierce was a third round pick by the Ravens in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Julius Thomas Signs With Jaguars On Five-Year, $46 Deal

Mar 11, 2015 3:35 PM

Julius Thomas' deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars is worth $46 million over five years.

Thomas will receive $21 million in guaranteed money and $28.3 million in the first three years.

Thomas emerged as one of the NFL's best tight ends in 2013.

Albert Breer/NFL.com

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Julius Thomas Agrees To Sign With Jaguars

Mar 9, 2015 9:18 PM

Julius Thomas has agreed to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos also pursued Thomas

Thomas has been one of the NFL's most productive tight ends over the past two seasons after coming back from ankle surgery in which he missed all of 2012.

Thomas was a fourth round pick by the Broncos in 2011 out of Portland State.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Maurice Jones-Drew Retires From NFL

Mar 5, 2015 7:01 PM

Maurice Jones-Drew has retired from the NFL after nine seasons.

Jones-Drew spent eight seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars before joining his hometown Oakland Raiders in 2014.

Jones-Drew, 5-foot-7, 210 pounds, completed his career with 8,167 rushing yards. 

Bill Williamson/ESPN

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, Misc Rumor

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Jaguars Interested In Trading Down From No. 3

Feb 20, 2015 1:18 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars are interested in trading down from the No. 3 spot in the draft.

"We had no margin for error these last two years," David Caldwell said. "I think this year we could be more open."

The 2015 NFL Draft is quarterback-heavy, but the Jaguars believe they have their quarterback of the future in Blake Bortles.

"I would expect some calls," Caldwell said. "But as you guys in the media know, you pick everything apart and some of the quarterbacks may fall just like some of the quarterbacks predicted to go high last year fell to the late first round. So you don't really know what other teams' value is."

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Doug Marrone Looking Ahead At Work With Jaguars

Feb 6, 2015 1:09 PM

Doug Marrone is looking forward to the coming season as offensive line coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars and doesn't want to dwell on his decision to walk away from the Buffalo Bills.

Marrone acknowledged that he was baffled at a former assistant coach's claims that he was self-centered, selfish and greedy.

 

The clause in his contract that allowed him to leave the Bills while being guaranteed his $4 million salary in 2015.

"At the end of the day, I had two outstanding years in Buffalo," Marrone said Thursday in his first public comments since leaving the Bills. "I think that Terry and Kim Pegula, they're going to be outstanding. I really can't say enough for the people within the organization, from the trainers, from the PR department, from the equipment people. They were outstanding. At the end of the day, I had a three-day window on my contract, which was obviously difficult because of the time aspect of it. My family and I made a decision to leave.

"I talked to Terry a couple of weeks ago. We had a good conversation and made the decision to [opt out], and we're not looking back and we're moving forward. Really, that's as simple as it is."

Michael DiRocco/ESPN

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars

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Seahawks Have Best Super Bowl 50 Odds

Feb 2, 2015 4:16 PM

The Seattle Seahawks are 5-1 favorites to win Super Bowl 50 next season.

Here are the Super Bowl 50 odds for all 32 teams:

Seahawks: 5-1
Patriots: 6-1
Packers: 6-1
Cowboys: 10-1
Colts: 12-1
Broncos: 12-1
49ers: 18-1
Eagles: 20-1
Steelers: 20-1
Lions: 22-1
Bengals: 25-1
Saints: 25-1
Cardinals: 30-1
Chiefs: 30-1
Ravens: 30-1
Chargers: 40-1
Giants: 40-1
Panthers: 40-1
Bears: 50-1
Dolphins: 50-1
Falcons: 50-1
Texans: 50-1
Bills: 60-1
Rams: 60-1
Vikings: 60-1
Browns: 75-1
Jets: 100-1
Raiders: 100-1
Washington: 100-1
Buccaneers: 150-1
Jaguars: 150-1
Titans: 250-1

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All Three 2015 London Games Will Have 9:30 AM EST Kickoff

Jan 22, 2015 12:53 PM

The NFL will have a 9:30 AM EST kickoff for all three London games in 2015.

The New York Jets will play the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 4, while the Buffalo Bills play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Oct. 25 and the Detroit Lions will play the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 1.

The Dolphins, Jaguars and Chiefs will be the designated home team for the games, meaning they will lose a home game at their own stadium.

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Tags: Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets

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Doug Marrone Hired By Jaguars As Offensive Line Coach

Jan 20, 2015 12:08 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired Doug Marrone as assistant head coach and offensive line coach.

Marrone opted out of the final season of his deal with the Buffalo Bills with the expecation of getting another head coaching job.

Marrone still will be paid $4 million by the Bills for 2015.

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Tags: Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, Misc Rumor

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Jaguars Fire Offensive Coordinator Jedd Fisch

Dec 30, 2014 9:13 PM

Jedd Fisch has been fired as offensive coordinator of the Jacksonville Jaguars because of what Gus Bradley said were philosophical differences related to how much the team asked of Blake Bortles during his rookie season.

Bradley felt Fisch was overloading Bortles with too much of the offense at one time and would have instead preferred an approach in which Bortles was given measured doses and had the package expanded only as he grew comfortable with the offense.

"There is a lot of truth now to philosophical differences as far as we want to put on Blake's plate to do a lot," Bradley said. "Let's throw a lot at him and then let's see how much he'll be able to carry that over to next year. Or, no, let's not put a lot on his plate and let him grow through this. Which way is best? I don't know. I know the way we kind of want to do it.

"I just think we want to help him get better every day and not overwhelmed. I think you know my philosophy enough of be careful of how much you put on a guy to create a lot of anxiety that might keep him from being his best."

Michael DiRocco/ESPN

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Denard Robinson Believes He Can Be One Of NFL's Top Backs
Denard Robinson has rushed for 329 yards on 57 carries over the past three weeks.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Paul Posluszny Out For Season With Torn Pec
Paul Posluszny is in his fourth season with the Jaguars and eighth overall.

Michael DiRocco/ESPN

Jaguars Name Blake Bortles Starting QB
Blake Bortles was originally supposed to sit out the entire season as an understudy to incumbent starter Chad Henne.

Matt Conner/SB Nation

Cecil Shorts Ruled Out For Week 1
Cecil Shorts will miss the Jaguars' opening game of the 2014 season with tightness in his left hamstring.

Michael DiRocco/ESPN

Belichick, Carroll, Payton Considered Best HC's In NFL By Peers
Bill Belichick is ranked as the best coach in the NFL, according to a poll of 30 league insiders.

Mike Sando/ESPN

Jaguars Trying To Avoid Stress, Anxiety In Bringing Along Bortles
The Jaguars are attempting to avoid repeating the same mistakes they made with Blaine Gabbert as they bring along Blake Bortles.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Jaguars To Give Blake Bortles First-Team Reps In Practice
Blake Bortles was very impressive for the Jaguars and will begin taking first-team reps in practice this week.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Justin Blackmon Arrested For Marijuana Possession
Justin Blackmon is already under an indefinite NFL suspension and was arrested on Wednesday night for marijuana possession.

Josh Katzowitz/CBS Sports

Wilson, Luck, Rodgers, Watt Headline Barnwell's Trade Value List
Brill Barnwell has released his 2014 NFL Trade Value rankings, headlined by Russell Wilson at No. 1 and Andrew Luck at No. 2.

Bill Barnwell/Grantland

Jaguars To Use Toby Gerhart As 'Workhorse'
The Jaguars plan to run the ball heavily, using Toby Gerhart as their every down back.

Gregg Rosenthal/NFL.com

Blake Bortles Could Have Slid To Cardinals At No. 20
Blake Bortles wouldn't have been selected by the Vikings or Titans.

Albert Breer/NFL.com

Jaguars Could Part Ways With Justin Blackmon
The Jaguars can't cut Justin Blackmon at this point under NFL rules.

Mark Long/AP

2014 NFL Draft: Complete First Round
Teddy Bridgewater was a candidate to go first overall to the Texans back in January, but they instead went with Jadeveon Clowny and the QB was selected by the Vikings at No. 32.

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Manziel's Camp Prefers Not To Be Selected By Jaguars, Texans
The Jaguars and Texans are two teams in need of a quarterback.

Chase Goodbread/NFL.com

Jaguars Not Counting On Having Justin Blackmon In 2014
Justin Blackmon caught 29 passes for 415 yards and a touchdown in four games in 2013.

Michael DiRocco/ESPN

Seahawks To Host Packers To Launch 2014 NFL Season
The Seahawks will play the Packers to open up the NFL season.

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Browns Match Alex Mack's $42M Contract With Jaguars
Alex Mack's deal includes $18 million guaranteed over the first two years, with a player option after 2015.

NFL.com

Jaguars To Sign Alex Mack To Five-Year Offer Sheet
Cleveland designated Alex Mack with the $10.039 million transition tag.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Browns Would Certainly Match Three-Year, $22M Offer Sheet To Alex Mack
Alex Mack would be better off signing the transition tender to collect $10 million in 2014 and then hit the open market next season.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Bradley Aware Of Perception Jaguars Building Seahawks' East
The Jaguars have signed Chris Clemons and Red Bryant this offseason, two players that came from the Seahawks.

Michael DiRocco/ESPN