Posts Tagged ‘Jacksonville Jaguars’

4 takeaways from Jags’ roster after opt out deadline

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Like most teams, the Jags were impacted to a degree, losing three veterans in linebacker and defensive end Lerentee McCray, defensive tackle Al Woods, and cornerback Rashaan Melvin for the season. At the same time, the Jags could’ve sustained a bigger blow from their group of opt outs, as teams like the New England Patriots almost hit 10 players.

NFL Training Camp Buzz Roundup: Opt-out Deadline Passes but Won’t Be the End

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Rashaan Melvin—was expected to play a key role in the Jacksonville Jaguars secondary in 2020. The gutted Jags cornerback depth chart could have used Melvin's experience as it embarks on the post-Jalen Ramsey/A.J. Bouye era while likely having to wait for rookie first-round pick CJ Henderson to get his footing. Melvin's decision will place extra pressure on Henderson as well as returning corners Tre Herndon and D.J. Hayden, both of whom performed relatively well last year but don't have pristine ...

NFL Training Camp Buzz Roundup: Opt-out Deadline Passes, but Won’t Be the End

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Rashaan Melvin—was expected to play a key role in the Jacksonville Jaguars' secondary in 2020. The gutted Jags cornerback depth chart could have used Melvin's experience as it embarks on the post-Jalen Ramsey/A.J. Bouye era while likely having to wait for rookie first-round pick C.J. Henderson to get his footing. Melvin's decision will place extra pressure on Henderson as well as returning corners Tre Herndon and D.J. Hayden, both of whom performed relatively well last year but don't have pristi...

Jaguars CB Melvin opts out of 2020 season

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Veteran cornerback Rashaan Melvin on Thursday became the third Jacksonville Jaguars defensive player to opt out of the 2020 season. Melvin, who signed a one-year contract worth $1.75 million in March, was expected to compete with third-year player Tre Herndon to start opposite rookie first-round pick C.J. Henderson. He had been at the team facility all week and told the team of his decision on Thursday.

Brandon Linder said Jaguars offensive line will work to limit penalties

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

The Jaguars led the NFL in offensive holding penalties in 2019 Rookie tackle Jawaan Taylor tied for first with 15 flags Numerous penalties on first down were drive-killers Jaguars center Brandon Linder said it goes without saying that an NFL offensive line works as hard as possible to avoid penalties. We always want to limit the penalties we have,” he said Wednesday on a video conference. We want to have none.

Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew Says COVID Was Afraid Of Him

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Even before COVID-19, there were a lot of questions about the Jacksonville Jaguars and what their 2020 season could look like. One of those major questions was answered when the man, the myth, the legend of Gardner Minshew was named as the starting Quarterback. If you don't know the legend of Gardner Minshew, take a moment to reflect on his time as the Jaguar King, and maybe google the stories about the time he tried to break is own hand, walking around with Crown Royal in his jockstrap, or the ...

Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew: COVID-19 won’t mess with me

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

The reserve/COVID-19 list is designated for players who either have tested positive for coronavirus or have come into close contact with someone who has. As of Monday, there were 87 players on the list, 12 of whom are from the Jacksonville-based squad — the league’s highest number from a single team according to ESPN. Minshew explained his theory on the situation.

Jaguars’ Gardner Minshew returns after ‘brutal,’ brief COVID-19 quarantine

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

"It was brutal, dude," Minshew said during a Microsoft Teams call with reporters Tuesday. "Had to stay at home. That sucks.

CB Jalen Ramsey confident in contract, new role with Rams

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

When Jalen Ramsey's agent finalizes the Pro Bowl cornerback's new contract with the Los Angeles Rams, Ramsey insists it will be news to him. General manager Les Snead declined to give many details earlier this week about the Rams' negotiations with Ramsey, but the executive said he is close with Mulugheta.

Quarantining a quarterback: Jaguars’ Gardner Minshew said it will be tricky

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Jaguars starting quarterback Gardner Minshew said quarantining a backup is a tough call Minshew values the close working relationship between an NFL starter and the No. The Jaguars have veterans Mike Glennon and Josh Dobbs behind Minshew The Jaguars got an early indication of why the idea being floated around the NFL of keeping one quarterback quarantined from the rest of the team during the season might be an important safeguard.