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Doug Marrone says Blake Bortles has a tired arm

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

The Jacksonville Jaguars have eased back on the workload for quarterback Blake Bortles in recent days. Head coach Doug Marrone says the reason is because he believes Bortles is dealing with a tired throwing arm. “I just saw that his arm looked tired,” Marrone said, via the Associated Press.

Jaguars’ Dante Fowler striving to be teddy bear, monster

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Fowler had plenty of reasons to hurry past the fans and into the air conditioning. This was Fowler at his finest, a guy determined to alter his image and change his reputation. Known more for his off-field stumbles than his on-field sacks, Fowler even has a new goal for his personal and professional lives.

Jaguars coach Marrone says QB Bortles dealing with tired arm

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone says quarterback Blake Bortles is getting reduced repetitions because of a tired arm. Marrone initially said Bortles was on a ''pitch count,'' but he backtracked Monday in an effort to better explain why the team's starter seemingly got benched after throwing two interceptions in practice Sunday. Marrone added, ''I just saw that his arm looked tired, so rather than push him knowing he was going to get all the reps that we needed for these next couple of days, I just said, 'Hey, it's my decision.' He said, 'Hey, I'm good.

Leonard Fournette, Marqise Lee will not play Thursday

Monday, August 14th, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette's sore foot will keep him out of Thursday's preseason game against Tampa Bay. Wide receiver Marqise Lee, who suffered an ankle injury on Sunday, also will not play against the Bucs, coach Doug Marrone said. Fournette missed practice on Sunday and Monday and Marrone said the fourth overall pick will be evaluated later in the week to see if he can return to practice on the weekend. "We're just being smart on it," Marrone said. "Obviously we're going to be smart with him and Marqise, so we'll probably hold those guys out for at least until after the game." Fournette, who attended Monday's joint practice with Tampa Bay in a

Teammates agree with Leonard Fournette: NFL not bad after SEC

Monday, August 14th, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Rookie running back Leonard Fournette caused a stir last week when he said the transition from college to the NFL was "really easy" because he played in the Southeastern Conference. As outlandish as that sounds, several of his Jacksonville Jaguars teammates say he's right. "I feel like he was kind of right," said third-year running back T.J. Yeldon, who played three seasons at Alabama. "Playing in the SEC, the game speeds up. It's faster. It's kind of like the NFL. The NFL is a tad bit faster. "I get where he's coming from with that comment." Rookie offensive tackle Cam Robinson also played at Alabama, and while the offensive line is a different world than running back,

Jaguars’ Ramsey puts number change on hold because of cost

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey considered changing numbers last week, wanting to switch from 20 to 23. Ramsey said Saturday he would have to buy every No. 20 jersey on the market before making the swap, which surely would have cost him six figures. Ramsey is now counting on the franchise redesigning its Nike uniforms in 2018, which could allow him to make the number change for free or at least at a considerably cheaper price.

Jaguars activate CB Jalen Ramsey from PUP list

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Second-year Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey was activated Saturday off the physically unable to perform list, the team announced.CB @jalenramsey is returning to practice today and will come off the team's Active/PUP list.— Jacksonville

Eagles trade Jordan Matthews, draft pick to Bills for CB Ronald Darby

Friday, August 11th, 2017

As rookie Mack Hollins stiffed-armed would-be tacklers out of his way to the end zone on Thursday night in Green Bay, he also might have sealed the deal to send Jordan Matthews to Buffalo.  While that's probably a bit of an overstatement, Hollins' emergence, as well as the overall depth of the Eagles' receiving corps made Matthews expendable — for the right price.  So Howie Roseman on Friday sent Matthews, along with a third-round pick in 2018, to Buffalo for cornerback Ronald Darby.  "Last year at this time, from where the group was," Roseman said, "it would have been hard to do." A year ago, Matthews was the only real receiver the Eagles had. He led a group that included Nelson Agholor, Dorial

Leonard Fournette not impressed with NFL speed after playing in SEC

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Rookies entering the NFL are warned constantly how fast the pro game is. Maybe we need to worry a little less about the SEC players entering the NFL. Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette, the fourth pick of the draft out of LSU, played his first preseason game on Thursday night.

Postcard from Camp Day 12: Patriots, Jaguars work end-of-game situations

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

FOXBORO -- If you were hoping for Jacoby Brissett to make a strong case at the start of training camp that he, not Jimmy Garoppolo, is the quarterback in waiting, sorry to disappoint. Brissett’s camp has been more uneven than fourth-year man Garoppolo's . . . and as we’ve detailed with number 10, it hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing for him, either. How does Brissett feel he’s performed to this point? MORE PATRIOTS Postcard From Camp, Day 12: Patriots, Jaguars work end-of-game situations Rivers standing up to challeges of first Patriots camp Scouts' View: Pats biggest offseason win as keeping coaching staff intact Scouts' View: Pats biggest offseason win as keeping coaching staff intact "I don't