Jaguars Rumors & News

  • Dolphins working to finalize trade sending Branden Albert to Jaguars for Julius Thomas

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Dolphins are working on a trade with the Jaguars that would swap Miami left tackle Branden Albert with Jacksonville tight end Julius Thomas, according to league sources. The trade may be contingent on Albert and Thomas restructuring their contracts. The players would also need to pass..." February 19

  • Jaguars re-sign OL Josh Wells

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars re-signed defensive tackle Abry Jones and wide receiver Arrelious Benn earlier this week and they announced another player that will remain in the fold on Friday. Offensive lineman Josh Wells is the latest potential free agent to opt for an extended stay in Jacksonville. Wells was..." February 18

  • Jaguars among teams interested in Branden Albert

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins aren’t keeping left tackle Branden Albert, but they found out quickly that there was sufficient interest in him elsewhere that they might get something for him. And a potential trade partner has now been identified. According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Jaguars..." February 17

  • Jaguars won’t pick up option on Kelvin Beachum’s contract

    Jacksonville Times-Union "In a semi-surprising decision Wednesday night, the Jaguars elected not to exercise left tackle Kelvin Beachum’s contract option. NFL.com first reported the Jaguars’ decision. The Jaguars can pursue a new deal with Beachum, but if he’s unsigned at 4 p.m. on March 9, he becomes an unrestricted..." February 16

  • Jaguars re-sign backup QB Henne

    Jaguars.com "The Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed QB Chad Henne, the club announced today. “With nine years of NFL experience, Chad has an abundance of knowledge in professional,” said Jaguars Head Coach Doug Marrone. “Chad provides leadership to our offensive meeting room.” Henne, 6-3, 222, has..." February 15

  • Jaguars re-sign Abry Jones to 4-year, $16M deal

    ESPN "The Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed fourth-year nose tackle Abry Jones to a four-year contract, the team announced Wednesday. The deal is worth $16 million, a league source told ESPN's Adam Caplan. The source also said the contract includes a guarantee of $6.5 million. "I'm excited to be..." February 15

  • NFL sets cap percentages for franchise tags

    Pro Football Talk "The franchise-tag crop report has arrived. Sort of. Prior to 2011, the non-exclusive franchise tenders were determined by averaging the five highest cap numbers at each position from the prior year. Starting in 2011, the tenders are determined by the aggregate sum of the salary cap for the five..." February 15

  • Jaguars close to deal with defensive tackle Abry Jones

    Pro Football Talk "With the clock ticking toward free agency, some teams are ready to move, and some guys apparently aren’t willing to wait. According to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, the Jaguars are nearing a new contract with pending free agent defensive tackle Abry Jones." February 14

  • NFL Would Boost TV Ratings, Ad Revenue If US Ban On Sports Betting Lifted, New Report Says

    Legal Sports Report "MoffettNathanson Research released a report called NFL Season Recap – It’s All Over But the Crying (paywall), looking back at 2016-17. Part of the analysis focused on sports betting, and opportunities missed by the NFL to generate more interest and revenue. The NFL has generally tried to..." February 14

  • Some late-season Thursday Night Football games could move to Saturday

    Awful Announcing "With the 2016-17 NFL season, it’s time for the league’s TV’s partners to look ahead for the next season and what teams they’ll lobby for. Due to the Dallas Cowboys’ effect on the ratings in the second half of last season, there’s no doubt that all of the networks will want to maximize the number..." February 14

  • Jaguars commit to Julius Thomas

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars are set to keep Julius Thomas into Year 3 of his five-year contract. Thomas’s five-year, $46 million contract contains a provision that $3 million of his 2017 base salary became guaranteed if he was still on the roster on the fifth day after the Super Bowl. That day has passed with..." February 11

  • Details on How Much DirecTV is Raising The NFL Sunday Ticket Package in 2017

    Black Sports Online "The 2016 campaign ended in epic fashion, as the New England Patriots came back from down 25 points against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. As football fans wait several months until the game returns, they’ll have to get ready for prices rising for the Sunday Ticket package on..." February 09

  • Worst NFL free-agent pool ever won't stop desperate teams from diving in wallets first

    CBS Sports "NFL free agency is fool's gold. Always has been. Always will be. Now more than ever. Forever and forever. Amen. I've been singing this chorus and preaching this sermon for roughly a decade now, and nothing has changed. Except, well, the free-agency classes grow shallower and shallower...." February 08

  • DIRECTV raising Sunday Ticket prices for 2017 season

    Sportsnaut "It’s all about supply and demand. And despite what was a perceived regression in terms of television ratings during the 2016 NFL season, the demand is surely still there. It’s the most popular sport in North American. That’s not even up for debate at this point. So leave it to cable and..." February 08

  • Top 10 biggest boom or bust players in 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, there are a few players who find themselves in the “no doubt about it” category. Texas A&M EDGE defender Myles Garrett comes to mind when discussing that type of player. Other prospects quality as flyers and potential steals. There’s a whole other category,..." February 07

  • Jaguars Owner Shahid Khan Opposes Trump’s Immigration Ban

    New York Times "Commissioner Roger Goodell of the N.F.L. declined to take a public stance last week on President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning visits by citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries, even as leaders in the N.B.A. spoke out against the order. But the owner Shahid Khan of the..." February 05

  • Jaguars announce full coaching staff

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars opted for continuity at head coach by stripping the interim part from Doug Marrone’s title after firing Gus Bradley late in the season and Marrone’s first coaching staff will feature six other holdovers. The team announced their full coaching staff and we already knew that offensive..." February 02

  • President Trump on Roger Goodell: ‘The commissioner is a dope. He’s a stupid guy’

    Sportsnaut "President Donald Trump isn’t one afraid to ruffle some feathers. It’s his outspoken attitude and ability to go away from the norm that caught the attention of those who voted him into office. As divisive as Trump himself might be, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is an equally divisive figure..." February 01

  • Roger Goodell indicates NFL looking into cutting commercials during broadcasts

    Sportsnaut "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the public in a pre-Super Bowl press conference on Wednesday. He covered many issues including the possibility of the league reducing the number of commercials during a game. The task at hand would be to shorten the time it takes to watch an entire NFL..." February 01

  • Goodell defends Thursday Night Football: Lower injury rate, 'high-quality football'

    CBS Sports ""Thursday Night Football" isn't on its way out. As NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made clear at his press conference Wednesday, it's here to stay. To do so, Goodell cited lower injury rates and "high-quality football." "They're slightly lower than any other games," Goodell said of injury..." February 01

  • 2017 Salary Cap Could Increase By As Much As $15M

    NFL Trade Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters (per Kyle Meinke) on Wednesday that the 2017 salary cap could go up by as much as $15 million per team. A few months ago, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported that NFL teams were informed that the 2017 cap is expected to be between $166 million –..." February 01

  • Head of NFL refs union: Barbs from players 'very concerning'

    USA Today "The NFL has fined multiple players this season for criticizing individual officials, and the head of the NFL Referees Association doesn’t want to see such incidents become a trend. Scott Green, the former NFL referee and recently appointed NFLRA executive director, told USA TODAY Sports on..." February 01

  • Report: NFLPA reviewing relationship with Uber after ‘strike busting tactics’

    Sportsnaut "According to Albert Breer of MMQB, the NFL Players Association is reviewing its relationship with ride-share company Uber in wake of its decision to operate in New York City when the city’s taxis went on strike over the weekend to protest the Trump administrations immigration policy. The strike..." January 31

  • NFL won’t commit to Orlando Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "This year’s Pro Bowl was more successful than usual, due in part to a sold-out crowd in Orlando and an inexplicably successful effort (fueled by Ray Lewis) to get the players to cast aside their best interests and risk injury by playing hard. Still, the new home of the game won’t necessarily be..." January 30

  • Sold-out Pro Bowl means it surely will continue

    Pro Football Talk "From time to time, the NFL huffs and puffs about the quality of the Pro Bowl. But the Pro Bowl’s house isn’t going to be blown down any time soon. (Even though it should be.) This year, the NFL has offered standing-room only tickets at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, site of this year’s..." January 29

  • Jaguars hire CFL head coach Scott Milanovich as quarterbacks coach

    Jacksonville Times-Union "The Jaguars went out of the box — and the country — to hire Scott Milanovich as quarterbacks coach Friday night. Milanovich served as the Toronto Argonauts’ head coach for the last five years, posting a 43-47 record and winning the Grey Cup in 2012. Reports in Canada of his resignation..." January 28

  • NFL and medical marijuana: A Q&A with former Eagles OL Todd Herremans

    ESPN "The conversation about marijuana's place in the NFL is heating up. Earlier this week, it was revealed that the NFL Players Association is working on a proposal that would amend the current drug policy to take a "less punitive" approach to recreational marijuana use among players, and the..." January 28

  • The Super Bowl Sex-Trafficking Myth: Is it the crisis it's cracked up to be?

    SI "Oh, man, we’re about to get robbed. That was Ryan Murphy’s thought when the two sedans ominously pulled up on either side of the car he was sitting in. From the front passenger’s seat of the Ford Fusion parked at a gas station, he breathed a sigh of resignation and reached for his wallet...." January 28

  • GM says Jaguars can win Super Bowl with Blake Bortles

    The Sports Daily "Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell, presumably with a straight face, said that the Jaguars can win a Super Bowl with Blake Bortles. “I think we can win a lot of games with Blake; I think we can win a Super Bowl with Blake,” Caldwell told the team website. Bortles is 11-34 in his..." January 26

  • NFL TV viewership fumbles for the first time in 4 years

    New York Post "NFL TV viewership fell last season for the first time in four years — and you can’t blame Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton for the slide. Sure, the number of people tuning into NFL games fell 14 percent through Week 9 of the 2016 season — which ended a day before Election Day — but they were..." January 24

  • Country star Luke Bryan to sing national anthem in Houston

    CBS Sports "The NFL announced Sunday that country music star Luke Bryan will perform the national anthem ahead of Super Bowl LI in Houston. Bryan, a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, will take center stage on Sunday, Feb. 5, to belt out "The..." January 22

  • NFL teams may have to jam cell signals in locker rooms

    Pro Football Talk "As the Antonio Brown Face Book Live fiasco prepares to yield to an actual football game (during which it will be “fair or not” to point out the potential social-media infraction distraction if Brown struggles), there’s a lingering question about the situation that gave rise to the..." January 22

  • Jaguars interviewing Keenan McCardell for receivers coach

    Pro Football Talk "One of the best receivers in Jaguars franchise history may soon be the team’s wide receivers coach. Keenan McCardell, who was a Pro Bowl receiver for the Jaguars when they were an expansion team 20 years ago, is interviewing in Jacksonville today, according to 1010XL in Jacksonville. McCardell..." January 20

  • NFL: Jaguars complied with Rooney Rule in hiring Tom Coughlin

    Pro Football Talk "An interesting question has emerged regarding the decision of the Jaguars to make former Jaquars coach Tom Coughlin the executive V.P. of football operations. Did the Jaguars comply with the Rooney Rule before hiring Coughlin? Compliance was required, given the nature of the role. In 2009, the..." January 19

  • Jaguars keep Nathaniel Hackett as offensive coordinator

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars announced Wednesday that they’re retaining Nathaniel Hackett as their offensive coordinator. Hackett, 37, spent the last two seasons as the team’s quarterbacks coach and last year was promoted to offensive coordinator under then-coach Gus Bradley nine games into the season following..." January 18

  • Browns, Jaguars, 49ers carrying over most money into 2017 cap

    Pro Football Talk "When teams don’t spend the maximum amount allowed under the salary cap, NFL rules allow them to carry over unspent money and apply it to the next year’s cap. The NFLPA announced the amounts of money each team will be carrying over into the 2017 season on Wednesday. The Browns rank at the top of..." January 18

  • Jaguars hire Tyrone Wheatley as running backs coach

    Fanrag Sports "The Jacksonville Jaguars coaching staff has begun to fill out, as the team hired a new running backs coach in Tyrone Wheatley. For the last two seasons, Wheatley has served in the same position for the Michigan Wolverines. Wheatley left his alma mater after just two seasons. In his playing..." January 17

  • Chip Kelly meeting with Jaguars about OC position

    Newark Star-Ledger "Former Eagles and San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly could wind up with the Jacksonville Jaguars, after all. According to multiple reports, Kelly is interviewing Monday for the Jaguars vacant offensive coordinator vacancy. Chip Kelly San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly..." January 16

  • Jaguars interviewed Chip Kelly before hiring Doug Marrone as coach

    Fox Sports "Both the Jacksonville Jaguars and San Francisco 49ers parted ways with their head coaches after disastrous seasons. Gus Bradley is generating interest across the league, but Chip Kelly hasn’t had as much luck. However, the Jaguars did consider replacing Bradley with Kelly. According to ESPN’s..." January 15

  • Jags keep Todd Wash as DC, hire two ex-Coughlin assistants

    Pro Football Talk "When the Jaguars introduced executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin at a Thursday press conference, they said that he would oversee all facets of the organization. That would help explain a couple of the assistant coaching hires that the team announced on Saturday. Pat..." January 14

  • Jaguars retain Todd Wash as defensive coordinator

    Fanrag Sports "The Jacksonville Jaguars have found their defensive coordinator in Todd Wash, who is expected to be named to the position in the near future, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. The Jaguars have already made a splash during the off-season by removing head coach Doug Marrone’s interim tag and hiring Tom..." January 14

  • Jaguars hire special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis

    Fanrag Sports "Just about everybody knows the loss of defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will have a major impact on the Denver Broncos, but as will losing special teams coordinator Joe DeCamilllis, who left for the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday. DeCamillis will take over for Jaguars special teams..." January 13

  • Tom Coughlin commits to Blake Bortles as Jaguars QB

    Larry Brown Sports "Blake Bortles had a season to forget in 2016, but the new man in charge of the Jacksonville Jaguars insists the quarterback’s job is safe heading into 2017. At his press conference on Thursday, new Jaguars executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin committed to Bortles as the..." January 12

  • The NFL's Drug of Choice

    Bleacher Report "They didn't ask questions. If something hurt, NFL players simply stepped in line behind dozens of others waiting for the same drug. One by one, for years, players have taken a shot of Toradol to the rear or swallowed the drug in pill form to play football on Sunday. The game-day ritual was..." January 11

  • Pacific Pro Football League for non-NFL-eligible players to debut

    ESPN "A new pro football league announced Wednesday it plans to begin hiring players in winter 2017 and staging games in summer 2018. The Pacific Pro Football League is for players who have graduated from high school but aren't in college and haven't been out for three years in order to make..." January 11

  • Super Bowl ad spending for first 51 years totals almost $5 billion

    Awful Announcing "The Super Bowl is an event where the ads are almost as important as the game. Over the years, attention to the commercials has grown to the point where you can preview them on YouTube and other sites before the Big Game. Because the Super Bowl draws the year’s biggest television audience, it’s no..." January 11

  • Jaguars To Retain OC Nathaniel Hackett

    Pro Football Rumors "Major changes are coming to the Jaguars, but some things will stay the same. Newly promoted head coach Doug Marrone is going to keep offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com (on Twitter). Tight ends coach Ron Middleton will also stay in his current..." January 10

  • Jaguars to hire Doug Marrone as next head coach

    Fox Sports "The Jacksonville Jaguars have reportedly found their next head coach. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN and multiple reports, the team is planning to hire Doug Marrone to fill the void left by Gus Bradley. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network confirmed the Jaguars have offered him the job and he will..." January 10

  • Jaguars reportedly plan on hiring Doug Marrone as their new coach

    CBS Sports "The Jaguars have reportedly found their next head coach. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Jaguars plan on hiring Doug Marrone, who served as the team's interim coach late in the season. Marrone coached the Bills from 2013-2014, going 15-17. He also filled in for Gus Bradley after he..." January 09

  • Mike Smith emerging as “top guy” in Jacksonville search

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when most coaching searches are skewing toward young offensive minds, the Jaguars may end up hiring a defensive coordinator who previously served as head coach of the Falcons. Amid plenty of chatter that Buccaneers defensive coordinator Mike Smith could be the next coach of the Jags,..." January 09