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Jags begin on-field work with Bortles ‘ahead of everyone’

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Between wrist surgery, signing a $54 million contract and nearly getting robbed, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles had quite the start to the offseason. Bortles opened organized team activities Tuesday behind a revamped offensive line and with three new passing targets - all part of a plan to improve an offense that featured the league's top rushing attack last season. ''I have always believed that when your quarterback is ahead of everyone, and the rest of the offense has to catch up, that is a pretty good thing,'' coach Doug Marrone said.

Giants taking a chance on Josh Mauro despite PED suspension

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

One of the surprises for the New York Giants was seeing Josh Mauro at defensive end during the first practice at organized team activities this week. Mauro knows the 3-4 system that is being installed by new defensive coordinator James Bettcher. The drawback is that the five-year veteran is not going to be on the field when new coach Pat Shurmur and the Giants open the season at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Blake Bortles helps hold would-be thief until police arrive

Friday, May 11th, 2018

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles intercepted a would-be thief and helped police arrest the teenager while at a Jacksonville Beach house party held at the home of teammate Brandon Linder on Wednesday night. According to a Jacksonville Beach police report, a copy of which was obtained by News4Jax, 18-year-old Joseph Horton rummaged through several vehicles at the party, including Bortles' Ford F-150, which was unlocked with the keys inside. Witnesses, per the police report, said Horton tried to drive away in the truck but couldn't get out of a crowded lot and instead entered the home.

Police: Bortles, teammates thwart robbery attempt

Friday, May 11th, 2018

Blake Bortles and several of his Jacksonville Jaguars teammates intercepted an 18-year-old who attempted to steal Bortles' pickup truck and tossed his wallet to the ground on Wednesday, according to the Jacksonville Beach Police Department. The suspect, Joseph Arthur Horton, reportedly lives in the same neighborhood as Brandon Linder, a center who plays for the Jaguars. Linder hosted a gathering at his house attended by Bortles and others, and Horton allegedly tried to steal Bortles' Ford F-150 from the driveway, but the vehicle was boxed in and he could not get away.

QB Blake Bortles, Jaguars teammates thwart suspected thief

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles was picked without being on the field. Bortles had his wallet stolen from his pickup truck Wednesday night in a bizarre robbery at teammate Brandon Linder's home. Joseph Arthur Horton, 18, was charged with auto theft, auto burglary and trespassing, according to Duval County jail records.

Jaguars decline to exercise 5th-year option on Dante Fowler

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

The Jacksonville Jaguars declined to exercise the fifth-year option in defensive end Dante Fowler's rookie contract. The decision could mean Fowler, the third overall pick in the 2015 draft who had eight sacks last year, will become a free agent in 2019. Executive vice president Tom Coughlin says ''we do like Dante and we feel that he's on the verge of having a great season.

Prospective Wembley buyer Khan has ideas for venue

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Fulham and Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan is striking a lot of the right notes when it comes to his desired purchase of Wembley Stadium. Another possibility, which has already been looked at by the FA, is the use of “video boards” which would be “automatically lowered on cylinders” to close the top tier of Wembley for certain events to give it a reduced 50,000-seat capacity. “There’s a lot creative stuff that can be done,” Khan said.

Wembley could host Super Bowl and World Cup final, claims Khan

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Prospective new Wembley owner Shahid Khan feels England's national stadium should be aiming to stage the FIFA World Cup final and the NFL's Super Bowl. The Football Association confirmed last week it has received an offer to purchase the venue, with Khan, owner of NFL franchise Jacksonville Jaguars and Championship football team Fulham, the interested party.

Jaguars use NFL draft to build for future, not this fall

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

The Jacksonville Jaguars used the NFL draft to build for the future, not necessarily this fall. It's a luxury rarely seen in Jacksonville, which made the AFC championship game in January after a decade of failure and futility. The Jags return 18 of 22 starters from a team that led the NFL in rushing and ranked second in total defense.

Guice slides to 59 & Steelers find Roethlisberger successor – NFL Draft day two in full

Friday, April 27th, 2018

The quarterbacks made the headlines in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft but day two was dominated by a running back who endured a dramatic slide down the board. Derrius Guice was seen as the second-best back in the draft behind Saquon Barkley but