Jacksonville Jaguars Wiretap

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

Mar 9, 2017 8:47 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to sign Calais Campbell, according to a source.

Campbell has played nine seasons for the Arizona Cardinals.

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Jaguars Release Davon House

Mar 7, 2017 7:45 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have released Davon House.

The Jaguars were reportedly shopping House for a trade last week. He was due to make $6 million in each of the next two seasons.

House, 27, signed a four-year, $24.5 million contract worth $10 million guaranteed with the Jaguars in March 2015.

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Jaguars Not Committed To Starting Blake Bortles At QB

Feb 24, 2017 2:38 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars are not committed to starting Blake Bortles at quarterback next season.

"There's plenty of work for everybody to do, Blake included," Tom Coughlin said during a Friday news conference before the NFL scouting combine. "To raise the game to a higher level, it takes all components, though. ... And that's why I mentioned the protection, first of all. [It also entails] people being in the right place at the right time, the timing, taking care of the football, which is paramount to that position.

"There can be no way the ball is turned over to that extent, so I think he'd be the first one to say that he has a lot of work to do. But we all have a lot of work to do, so I'm going to put it that way."

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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