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Denard Robinson Believes He Can Be One Of NFL's Top Backs

Nov 7, 2014 8:20 PM

Denard Robinson has rushed for 329 yards on 57 carries over the past three weeks as he's emerged as the preferred choice for the Jacksonville Jaguars at running back.

"I think I can be one of the top backs in the league," Robinson said.

"He still is learning, feeling his way, working at it," Dave Caldwell said. "He's seeing a lot of things for the first time. He's not a finished product by any means. He still will have some adversity. But he has developed himself into a good player, and he has a higher ceiling than where he is."

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Paul Posluszny Out For Season With Torn Pec

Oct 20, 2014 4:42 PM

Paul Posluszny will miss the rest of the season for the Jacksonville Jaguars with a torn pectoral muscle.

Posluszny is the Jaguars' leading tackler (69) and best defensive player, he's also responsible for making the defensive calls and is one of the team's leaders.

"It's tough because he is talented and he is a captain of our team and a leader," coach Gus Bradley said Monday afternoon. "To downplay that part of it wouldn't be fair to him. Important part, but I do believe that we'll have guys step up and move on."

Posluszny is in his fourth season with the Jaguars and eighth overall. 

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Jaguars Name Blake Bortles Starting QB

Sep 21, 2014 10:43 PM

Blake Bortles has been named starting quarterback of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Jaguars are 0-3 to begin the 2014 season.

Bortles was originally supposed to sit out the entire season as an understudy to incumbent starter Chad Henne. 

 

Bortles finished 14 of 24 for 223 yards and two touchdowns in garbage time against the Indianapolis Colts. He also threw two interceptions. Bortles finished his first game with an 82.5 passer rating.

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Cecil Shorts Ruled Out For Week 1

Sep 6, 2014 6:47 PM

Cecil Shorts will miss the Jacksonville Jaguars' opening game of the 2014 season with tightness in his left hamstring.

Shorts had been listed as questionable on Friday but said he didn't think the injury was serious and was preparing as if he would play.

Shorts will have now missed 12 games since he was a fourth round selection by the Jagaurs in 2011.

Michael DiRocco/ESPN

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Belichick, Carroll, Payton Considered Best HC's In NFL By Peers

Aug 27, 2014 12:26 PM

Bill Belichick is ranked as the best coach in the NFL, according to a poll of 30 league insiders.

Pete Carroll and Sean Payton are ranked second and third and are also in their first tier.

"The most important thing to me is the ability to control the offense, the defense and the special teams," a GM said in describing the ideal coach. "You can change and you can coach multiple things and you have the ability to teach almost every position group. Then you can lose any coach you want and replace from within because the head coach is the talent. Belichick is the ultimate model of that."

 

Belichick commmanded a 1 vote on 28 of 30 ballots.

In Tier 2 are Andy Reid at No. 4, Tom Coughlin at No. 5, Mike McCarthy and Mike Tomlin at No. 6, Jim Harbaugh at No. 8, John Harbaugh at No. 9, John Fox at No. 10 , Jeff Fisher at No. 11, Chip Kelly at No. 12, Bruce Arians at No. 13, Lovie Smith at No. 14 and Mavin Lewis at No. 15.

Tier 3 is led by Chuck Pagano At No. 16, followed by Rex Ryan (17), Mike Smith (18), Gus Bradley (19), Ken Whisenhunt (20), Mike McCoy (20), Marc Trestman (22) and Ron Rivera (23).

Tier 4 features Mike Zimmer (24), Jay Gruden (25), Bill O'Brien (26), Jim Caldwell (27), Doug Marrone (28), Joe Philbin (29), Jason Garrett (30), Mike Pettine (31) and Bruce Allen (32).

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Jaguars Trying To Avoid Stress, Anxiety In Bringing Along Bortles

Aug 19, 2014 9:03 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars are attempting to avoid repeating the same mistakes they made with Blaine Gabbert as they bring along Blake Bortles.

“This fan base saw a quarterback get thrown to the wolves,” offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch told me, referring to Gabbert. “We don’t need to force it. We never thought when we drafted [Bortles] we were taking him to play now. But nothing is set in stone. We’re giving Blake every chance to make the decision super-hard for us.”

“As a coach,” Gus Bradley said, “why do I want to apply anxiety? Why do I want to apply stress? I am trying to slow Blake’s world down, so he can learn everything he needs to learn to be a successful player. The plan is all about getting Blake ready to play. We’ll apply pressure, because you have to deal with pressure to succeed. But we’ll stay away from stress. We’ll stay away from anxiety.”

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Jaguars To Give Blake Bortles First-Team Reps In Practice

Aug 15, 2014 2:41 PM

Blake Bortles was very impressive for the Jacksonville Jaguars and will begin taking first-team reps in practice this week.

Chad Henne will still start in Week 1, but Gus Bradley could go to Bortles sooner than expected.

Bradley feels strongly about Henne's play this summer and believes the veteran's "body of work" is more impressive than Bortles' performance to date.

"We're seeing progress being made," Bradley said.

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Justin Blackmon Arrested For Marijuana Possession

Jul 24, 2014 12:14 PM

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

Blackmon was pulled over for a traffic violation according to Edmond, Oklahoma police. The call smelled like marijuana and they allegedly found the drugs.

"It's unfortunate news," Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said, via the AP. "We haven't had much contact with him. I'm just praying that he gets the help he needs. I'm just praying that he gets right."

Josh Katzowitz/CBS Sports

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Wilson, Luck, Rodgers, Watt Headline Barnwell's Trade Value List

Jul 23, 2014 1:26 PM

Brill Barnwell has released his 2014 NFL Trade Value rankings, headlined by Russell Wilson at No. 1 and Andrew Luck at No. 2.

Wilson is ranked ahead of Luck because he is still two years away from being paid market value.

Aaron Rodgers is ranked No. 3, though Barnwell writes that he would rank him as the most talented quarterback in the NFL right now. But Rodgers is 30 and makes far more money than younger, cheaper quarterbacks.

J.J. Watt is the first defensive player on the list and ranks No. 4.

Colin Kaepernick and Cam Newton are ranked No. 5 and No. 6 respectively. 

Robert Quinn is at No. 7 as the second-highest ranked defensive player.

Peyton Manning, Matt Ryan, Drew Brees and Tom Brady rank No. 8-No. 11.

Here's the rest of Barnwell's top-50:

12. Patrick Peterson

13. Earl Thomas

14. Richard Sherman

15. Robert Griffin III

16. A.J. Green

17. Calvin Johnson

18. Von Miller

19. Philip Rivers

20. Eli Manning

21. Ben Roethlisberger

22. Joe Thomas

23. Joe Staley

24. Luke Kuechly

25. Greg Hardy

26. Jadeveon Clowney

27. Jimmy Graham

28. Tyron Smith

29. Duane Brown

30. Julio Jones

31. Dez Bryant

32. Tony Romo

33. Matthew Stafford

34. Patrick Willis

35. Darrelle Revis

36. Lavonte David

37. Demaryius Thomas

38. Muhammad Wilkerson

39. Trent Williams

40. Joe Haden

41. Nate Solder

42. Adrian Peterson

43. Ryan Tannehill

44. Mike Iupati

45. Ndamukong Suh

46. Gerald McCoy

47. Dontari Poe

48. Sheldon Richardson

49. Jim Harbaugh

50. Nick Foles

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Jaguars To Use Toby Gerhart As 'Workhorse'

Jul 21, 2014 10:14 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars plan to run the ball heavily, using Toby Gerhart as their every down back.

"Toby (Gerhart) will be our workhorse," Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch told the Florida Times-Union recently.

Gerhart was previously Adrian Peterson's backup for the Minnesota Vikings.

"Toby has the ability to do it all. He can catch it well. He can pass protect well, and he's going to be in the game a lot -- third down, base downs, short-yardage, passing downs," Fisch said.

 

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

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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.

RealGM Staff Report

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.

RealGM Staff Report

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

Jones-Drew To Meet With Raiders
Maurice Jones-Drew grew up near Oakland and attended De La Salle.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Jaguars Agree To Terms With Toby Gerhart On $10.5M Deal
The Jaguars have agreed to terms with Toby Gerhart.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

49ers Trade 6th Round Pick To Jaguars For Blaine Gabbert
The 49ers have acquired Blaine Gabbert from the Jaguars for a sixth round pick.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Walter Thurmond Agrees To Deal With Jaguars
Walter Thurmond has agreed to a deal with the Jaguars.

Rand Getlin/Yahoo! Sports

Jaguars Sign Red Bryant To Four-Year Deal
Red Bryant will reunite with Gus Bradley, who was previously defensive coordinator of the Seahawks.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Chad Henne Re-Signs On One-Year, $4.5M Deal
The Jaguars have the mindset that Henne will enter the season as the No. 1 quarterback.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Jaguars, Bills, Jets, Texans, Raiders Interested In Michael Vick
The Vikings are considered a longshot to sign Michael Vick despite lobbying from Adrian Peterson.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Seahawks, Broncos, 49ers Listed As Early Super Bowl XLIX Favorites
The Las Vegas Hilton has posted its early odds for Super Bowl XLIX, which will take place in Arizona in 2015.

David Fucillo/Niners Nation

Kiper Has Texans Selecting Johnny Manziel In First Mock
GMs across the NFL expect Johnny Manziel to at least be a top-5 pick.

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Full List Of 2013 All-Pros
Josh Gordon joined Calvin Johnson as a first-team All-Pro.

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