Archive for the ‘Jacksonville Jaguars’ Category

Shad Khan: Having two competent QBs is “an embarrassment of riches”

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Who will start at quarterback for the Jaguars this season? The Jaguars don't even seem certain, but they do seem to believe they are in a good position no matter who ends up starting. “Frankly, this past year proved you better have two competent quarterbacks, OK?” owner Shad Khan said, via John Oehser of the team website.

Shad Khan “very hopeful” Yannick Ngakoue, Calais Campbell will be back

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

The Jaguars are projected to be near the bottom of the league in 2020 cap space and that's raised the issue of whether they will be able to have defensive linemen Calais Campbell and Yannick Ngakoue back for another season. Ngakoue is on track to become an unrestricted free agent while moving on without Campbell would free up $15 million in cap space for the Jaguars. Team owner Shad Khan said recently that he hopes to find a way to hold onto both players.

Shad Khan: Playing outside the country turned out great for the Jaguars

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Many fans in Jacksonville are unhappy with the Jaguars' decision to play 25 percent of their home games in London in 2020. But Jaguars owner Shad Khan believes London is the perfect second home for his team. I think it's been great,” Khan said of the decision to play internationally, via News 4 in Jacksonville.

Vikings add Dom Capers to coaching staff

Monday, February 10th, 2020

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer added some experience to his coaching staff. The team announced the addition of Dom Capers as senior defensive assistant. The former Panthers and Texans head coach is entering his 33rd year in the NFL.

Former NFL wide receiver Matthew Cherry wins Oscar, 8 years after saying he would

Sunday, February 9th, 2020

You probably don't remember Matthew Cherry's NFL career, unless you were really into Akron football or the deepest part of the league's depth charts 15 years ago. His filmmaking career looks like it will be a lot more memorable. The former Akron wide receiver who saw time on the rosters of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Ravens won his first Oscar on Sunday for Best Animated Short Film, accepting the award with producer Karen Ruper Toliver for his work “Hair Love.

Calais Campbell hopes Jaguars get advantage from two London games

Sunday, February 9th, 2020

The Jaguars announced a change to their 2020 schedule this week that will find them spending more time in London than usual. The team has played one home game in London for each of the last seven seasons, but they'll be doubling that number. They'll play as the home team in London in back-to-back weeks, which defensive end Calais Campbell said will be good in terms of establishing a routine for the second game while still being tougher for the team than a more traditional schedule.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Kamar Baldwin hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift No. 19 Butler past No. 10 Villanova 79-76 on Wednesday night in Indianapolis. Saddiq Bey then tied the game at 76 for Villanova with a 3-pointer with 24.7 seconds remaining.

Jaguars president says Shad Khan is committed to Jacksonville

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

The alarms in Jacksonville are blaring in the wake of the news that the Jaguars will play a pair of home games in London next season. Team president Mark Lamping has tried to throw water on the notion that the team eventually will be crossing the pond for good. “Shad Khan's been very clear,” Lamping said regarding the franchise's owner, in an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Jacksonville fans mount push back against second home game in London

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Local supporters of the Jacksonville Jaguars are mounting a campaign of opposition against the team's decision to move a second home game away from Jacksonville to London beginning next season. According to Emily Bloch of the Florida Times-Union, the Bold City Brigade fan group launched a website to take virtual signatures opposing the moving of another Jaguars home game away from Jacksonville. While the ability to pledge opposition to the move doesn't include any conclusive verification, over 13,000 people and 500 local businesses have signed up in opposition via the Duval Coalition site.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Unique solution rolls in to help Muslims pray at Tokyo Games For the thousands of Muslim athletes, officials and supporters arriving in Tokyo for the Olympic Games later this year, it may be a struggle for them to find an appropriate place to pray. The answer might just be found roaming the streets of Tokyo on the back of a truck. Car chase breaks out on Kansas City Super Bowl celebration parade route ahead of Chiefs party A driver crashed the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl celebration on Wednesday, breaking through a parade barrier and leading police on a chase through the parade route before coming to a halt a few hours before the festivities got underway, police said.