Jacksonville Jaguars Wiretap

Blake Bortles More Comfortable With Up-Tempo Approach

Oct 20, 2016 8:03 AM

Blake Bortles deferred to the Jacksonville Jaguars' coaching staff, but made it clear on Wednesday that he's more comfortable when the team takes an up-tempo approach on offense.

The Jaguars adopted an up-tempo approach last Sunday against the Chicago Bears when trailing 13-0. From the 1:53 mark in the third quarter, Bortles was 13-of-18 passing for 187 yards with a touchdown. Prior to that he had been 7-of-15 passing for 84 yards with an interception.

"We were able to find a rhythm," Bortles said. "I thought we did a good job kind of handling the adversity."

When asked if he thought the Jaguars should switch to the approach sooner against the Oakland Raiders this weekend, Bortles deferred.

"I think that's something for [Greg Olson] and Gus [Bradley] to decide on," he said. "It's good to have it, have confidence in it and know we have it if we need it."

Bortles pointed out why a faster pace helps him.

"It's easier to find a rhythm, I believe," he said. "I feel comfortable in it. I feel good in it. Our offense feels good and comfortable in it and we do a good job moving the ball."

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Blake Bortles: I Haven't Played Well Enough

Sep 22, 2016 8:32 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars are 0-2 for the third time in four years and Blake Bortles is taking much of the blame, while defending Gus Bradley.

"He's an unbelievable head coach, and we take full responsibility in everything that we've done," Bortles said. "I as a quarterback haven't played well in two games, and our offense hasn't played well in two games. For anything to change, I'm going to have to play better."

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Chris Ivory Released From Hospital, Status Uncertain

Sep 14, 2016 6:44 AM

Chris Ivory was released from a local Jacksonville hospital on Tuesday, but his status for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers remains uncertain.

Ivory had been hospitalized since Sunday morning for what the team said was a general medical condition. He had been limited in practice last week with a calf injury, but the reason for his hospitalization was unrelated.

The running back signed a five-year, $32 million contract with the Jaguars in March.

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Chris Ivory Remains Hospitalized With General Medical Issue

Sep 12, 2016 3:58 PM

Chris Ivory remains hospitalized with a general medical issue, the Jacksonville Jaguars have announced.

Ivory was surprisingly inactive on Sunday after he was admitted to the hospital. The Jaguars didn't specify the issue.

"I talked to him before [we went to the hospital] and I talked to him afterward," Gus Bradley said. "He was down, obviously, not being able to play in the game and afterward. He just wants to get better."

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Chris Ivory Admitted To Hospital For General Medical Issue

Sep 11, 2016 1:10 PM

Chris Ivory was admitted to a Jacksonville hospital Sunday morning with what the team is calling a general medical issue.

The Jaguars later released a statement saying that Ivory was "doing well and is expected to be released from the hospital in the next day or two."

A source told ESPN's Jeff Darlington that Ivory was admitted for precautionary reasons, resulting from an issue unrelated to his calf.

The Jaguars signed Ivory to a five-year, $32 million contract in March.

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Jaguars Aren't Holding Back Dante Fowler

Aug 2, 2016 9:41 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars aren't holding back Dante Fowler, who is returning from a torn ACL that ruined his rookie season.

The young defensive end has been a full go in training camp.

"I think you are seeing him. We are not holding him back right now," Gus Bradley said. "I think the challenge for us is how long can he play at that level. Can he do that 70 plays? Can he do that 50 plays? ... So that is the challenge for him, but I have been impressed with him."

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Greg Hardy Works Out For Jaguars

Jul 21, 2016 9:27 PM

Greg Hardy visited and worked out for the Jacksonville Jaguars on Wednesday and Thursday.

No signing is imminent despite the workouts.

Hardy was suspended 10 games during the 2015 season though it was later reduced to four games on appeal.

Hardy had an uneven season with the Dallas Cowboys.

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Shad Khan: Jaguars Fans Should Expect 'Winning Organization'

Jul 12, 2016 8:23 AM

Shad Khan is adamant that he expects his Jacksonville Jaguars to win this season.

It all started when Khan said in October that he was "at the stage now where we'll be seeing some of the results."

He added of the process: "I'm very, very optimistic and believe in what they are doing. It's frustrating and maddening at times, but if you know football, regrettably it's the right thing to do."

Khan told USA Today on Monday that Jacksonville has the best roster that general manager Dave Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley have put together yet.

"Now, we have the talent in place, and I think if you are a Jaguars fan, you should be excited and you should have some expectations that we're going to be a sustainable, winning organization now," Khan said. "I have expectations that not only are we going to be better, but we're going to be sustainable and this isn't going to be a flash in the pan where we're just going to flame out."

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Jaguars Plan To Use No-Huddle Offense More In 2016

Jun 6, 2016 8:02 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars plan to put Blake Bortles and the offense in the no-huddle more often this coming season.

"When we evaluated the end of the season, we thought one of the things Blake was pretty comfortable with was our two-minute package so we've incorporated (more) of that," coordinator Greg Olson said.

Bortles, who is entering his third year, attempted fewer than 40 passes without a huddle in 2015, but threw two touchdowns without an interception.

"He's getting better," Olson added of Bortles. "(We're) excited right now where he's at mentally and where he's at physically. It's been a good five days of OTAs for Blake. He'd be the first guy to say he's not there yet, but he's certainly miles ahead of where he was at this time last year, which is to be expected."

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Jaguars Sign Allen Hurns To Four-Year, $40M Extension

Jun 3, 2016 7:15 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed Allen Hurns to a four-year, $40 million contract extension.

The contract includes $20 million in guaranteed money for the third-year wide receiver.

"That's the thing about the NFL and I love it: No matter what you did last year they want to see what you can continue to do," Hurns said. "If you have a great year and come out and not play well, they'll forget what you did the year before. That keeps me on the edge."

The deal could be worth up to $11 million per year, including escalators, according to a source.

Hurns was due to make $600,000 in 2016, which was the final year of the three-year deal he signed as an undrafted free agent in 2014.

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Jalen Ramsey Has Small Tear In Meniscus
The Jaguars expect Jalen Ramsey to be available for Week 1 of the regular season.

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Chris Ivory Agrees To Sign With Jaguars
Chris Ivory will split carries with TJ Yeldon with the Jaguars.

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Malik Jackson Agrees To Six-Year, $90M Deal With Jaguars
The contract for Malik Jackson includes $42 million in guaranteed money.

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Jaguars Close To Re-Signing Chad Henne
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Patriots, Panthers Have Best 2016 Super Bowl Odds (All Teams Listed)
The Broncos have the ninth best odds at 18-1.

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Seahawks Lead NFL In DVOA For 4th Straight Season (Infographic)
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Jaguars Retain Gus Bradley For 2016 Season
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Justin Blackmon Arrested For DUI
Justin Blackmon has been arrested twice since being indefinitely suspended by the NFL.

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Joey Bosa, Paxton Lynch Go 1st, 2nd In First McShay Draft
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Allen Hurns Ruled Out For Week 13 With Concussion
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Doug Marrone Compared To Young Bill Parcells
Doug Marrone has spent this season with the Jaguars after controversially opting out of his deal with the Bills.

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NFL Exaggerates Numbers, Yahoo's Broadcast Averaged Just 1.64M Viewers
Roger Goodell said on ESPN Radio that "over 15 million people were viewing the game," but it averaged just 1.64 million viewers.

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Yahoo Draws 15.2M Unique Viewers For Jaguars-Bills
Thirty-three percent of streams were from international users.

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Gus Bradley's Job With Jaguars Safe This Season, Next Season
Gus Bradley was hired by the Jaguars in 2013 after several seasons as defensive coordinator of the Seahawks.

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TruMedia Networks Hires Dean Oliver As VP Of Data Science
Dean Oliver was most recently in the front office of the Sacramento Kings.

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Jaguars Were Unaware Of Bernard Pierce's Concussion
Jaguars medical personnel were unaware that he was experiencing concussion symptoms until Bernard Pierce told them about an hour after the game.

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Jaguars Starting T.J. Yeldon At Running Back
T.J. Yeldon was a second round pick by the Jaguars out of Alabama.

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Julius Thomas Could Miss Four Weeks With Finger Surgery
Julius Thomas is considering undergoing surgery on his finger.


Julius Thomas To Miss Remainder Of Preseason
Julius Thomas will miss the rest of the preseason with a stable fracture in his left hand.


NFL Partners With Yahoo On First-Ever Global Stream Of Game
The Oct. 25 game between the Bills and Jaguars will be available to watch for free on any device.