Jaguars Rumors & News

  • Jaguars sign third-round pick Ronnie Harrison

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars announced the signing of third-round pick Ronnie Harrison. “I’m just excited,” Harrison said, via quotes distributed by the team. “I’m ready to get out there and show what I can do. I’m blessed to be in this position and am ready to..." May 24

  • Report: NFL owners didn’t actually vote on anthem issue

    Pro Football Talk "Question: When is a unanimous vote not unanimous? Answer: When there’s no vote at all. No, this isn’t a Matrix-style exercise in whether or not there is a spoon. (Then again maybe it is.) It’s an example of the kind of casual white-lying that has..." May 24

  • Trump supports new NFL anthem policy, opposes players staying in locker room

    Pro Football Talk "President Trump has weighed in on the NFL’s new national anthem policy, saying the owners took a step in the right direction — but warning that the rule allowing players to remain in the locker room could be problematic. “I think that’s good,” Trump said..." May 24

  • New policy requires on-field players, personnel to stand for anthem

    ESPN "NFL owners have unanimously approved a new national anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer, it was announced Wednesday. The policy subjects teams to a fine if a..." May 23

  • Packers expected to visit with veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis

    Sheboygan Press "The Green Bay Packers are interested in former Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis and are expected to visit with him this week, an NFL source said. Lewis could be the veteran blocking tight end the Packers are missing on their roster. Entering his 13th season in the NFL,..." May 23

  • NFL expected to enact national anthem policy for '18

    NFL.com "The NFL is expected to enact a national anthem policy in 2018 that requires players on the sideline to stand but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they don't want to stand, NFL Network's Judy Battista and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Under the..." May 23

  • 90% of NFL players who filed claims as part of 2013 settlement are waiting on payments, as league alleges fraud

    The Comeback "In 2013, the NFL agreed to pay $765 million to settle a lawsuit brought by more than 4,500 players and their families who claimed the league had concealed knowledge about the risk of head injuries. Five years later, a reported 90 percent of former players who..." May 23

  • Report: NFL weighing optional observance of anthem, 15-yard penalty for kneeling

    The Score "The playing of the national anthem and how to handle protests during the anthem are reportedly under heavy discussion at the NFL's spring meetings. Protests dominated headlines during the early portion of the 2017 season, but serious talks about the topic were deferred until..." May 23

  • A slimmed-down Leonard Fournette seen at Jaguars’ OTAs

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars are on the field for Organized Team Activities, and Leonard Fournette is looking to be in good shape. Michael DiRocco of ESPN posted a picture of Fournette looking like he has lost some weight. Fournette weighed in at 240 pounds at last year’s..." May 22

  • Punting runs in the family for Jaguars rookie Logan Cooke

    Florida Times Union "How a kid from rural Mississippi who grew up riding horses and lassoing steers became an NFL punter begins with a picture sitting in the den of Jaguars rookie Logan Cooke’s childhood home. Seen in that family keepsake is a younger Cooke — likely 3 or 4 years old at the..." May 19

  • Gambling could renew push for 18-game season

    Pro Football Talk "With the 49 states that currently don’t have sports wagering now able to launch it, the NFL’s word of choice is “integrity.” As sports wagering takes root, the NFL will have another go-to term. “More.” Yes, the dormant push for an expanded..." May 18

  • Josh Allen Says Jalen Ramsey's Trash Talk Doesn't Faze Me

    TMZ "Buffalo Bills rookie QB Josh Allen ain't jawing back at Jalen Ramsey ... in fact, he's combating Jalen's trash talk with one of the nicest compliments you can give.  Just last week, Ramsey -- the stud corner for the Jacksonville Jaguars..." May 17

  • Blake Bortles explains how his unlocked truck with the keys inside was nearly stolen

    USA Today "As you have probably heard by now, Blake Bortles thwarted an alleged attempt to steal his truck during a party at a teammate’s house last week. The story, as we know it, goes something like this: Bortles left the keys in his truck. A random 18-year-old gets into the truck but is..." May 15

  • NFL plans to lobby Congress for a “regulatory framework” for sports betting

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has lost in the judicial branch (even if the NFL actually has won at the every branch of every bank with which it does business). The league now will take the gambling fight to the legislature. In its first statement issued in the aftermath of Monday’s landmark ruling..." May 14

  • Supreme Court strikes down ban on sports betting in victory for New Jersey

    USA Today "New Jersey won a landmark ruling from the Supreme Court Monday that could lead many states to legalize betting on college and professional sports.The justices ruled 7-2 that a 25-year-old federal law that has effectively prohibited sports betting outside Nevada by forcing states..." May 14

  • Leonard Fournette helping rookie WR DJ Chark learn the ropes

    Florida Times Union "Before Jaguars wide receiver DJ Chark arrived for rookie minicamp earlier this week, he already had a good idea how practices were going to be conducted and what would be a point of emphasis during team meetings. It wasn’t Coach Doug Marrone or receivers coach Keenan McCardell that gave Chark..." May 13

  • Jalen Ramsey Clowns Bills QB Josh Allen ... Deletes Tweet

    TMZ "It's only May ... and Jalen Ramsey is already trying to get into Josh Allen's head! The Jacksonville Jaguars star saw some video of the Buffalo Bills QB taking his first snaps during minicamp ... and decided to weigh in with some friendly trash talk. "That's a pick waiting to happen,"..." May 11

  • Teen arrested for stealing Bortles truck, trespassing

    Sportsnaut "Make being a teenage idiot great again. Apparently, this is the motto Joseph Horton, 18, of Jacksonville is using as he navigates through life. According to the Jacksonville Beach Police, Horton stole Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles’ truck before deciding to trespass on the..." May 10

  • Who will be NFL's first $20 million defender? Aaron Donald, Khalil Mack best bets

    USA Today "Quarterbacks aren't the only NFL stars who cash in handsomely. Eventually, a defender — a logical guess would be Los Angeles Rams lineman Aaron Donald — is going to break into the $20 million-per-year pay scale, a stratosphere once reserved for the men with the golden arms. But in today's..." May 09

  • Calais Campbell ready to offer Taven Bryan all the advice he wants

    Pro Football Talk "Calais Campbell doesn’t agree with Ben Roethlisberger. Although the Jaguars defensive end didn’t call the Steelers quarterback by name, Campbell said it’s veteran players’ “duty” to help young players develop. “I had a lot of quality guys that were able to help me out a lot when I was a kid,..." May 08

  • NFL denies Mike James’ request to use marijuana as a painkiller

    Pro Football Talk "Free agent running back Mike James has tried and failed to persuade the NFL to allow him to use marijuana as a painkiller. James told NJ.com that he developed a dependence on prescription painkillers that he took to cope with the aches and pains associated with playing football. His doctor told..." May 08

  • NFL to players in pain: Get hooked on opioids rather than try marijuana

    Newark Star-Ledger "The NFL would rather that Mike James consume powerful opioids to manage his chronic pain, risking addiction, overdose and even death, than use the drug that actually works the best for him. Marijuana. That was the message from the league last month when it rejected his application for a..." May 08

  • NFL, NFLPA Settle Rookie Salary Gray Area

    Pro Football Rumors "The standard rookie contract runs for four years, but the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement has only three years remaining. The gap left this year’s draft picks in limbo with regards to their contracts, but the league and the union have worked out a bridge agreement to give cost certainty to..." May 07

  • NFL Reportedly May Make Standing for Anthem a Team-by-Team Choice

    Bleacher Report "The NFL is considering allowing teams to make their own decision whether to require players to stand for the national anthem, according to Mark Maske of the Washington Post. Owners are expected to vote on a potential change at this month's upcoming meeting, including a possible league-wide..." May 07

  • Fowler still has to earn benefit of doubt from Jaguars

    Florida Times Union "It was by no means a slam-dunk decision, but the Jaguars erred on the right side of the salary-cap equation by not picking up the fifth-year option on defensive end Dante Fowler for 2019 at $14.2 million. That’s a huge number even for a quality backup, one with eight sacks last season, so the..." May 06

  • Jags expecting draft pick Will Richardson to turn out like Dede Westbrook with no repeated off-the-field issues

    Florida Times Union "On the field, Will Richardson was North Carolina State’s best offensive tackle last season. He didn’t allow a sack or a pressure in eight Atlantic Coast Conference games. Off the field, Richardson was arrested for a DWI in November 2015 that forced a one-game suspension and he was suspended for..." May 05

  • Marqise Lee: Bortles has 'no choice' but to lead Jaguars to Super Bowl

    The Score "During an incredible run to the AFC Championship Game last season, the Jacksonville Jaguars showed they have what it takes to be Super Bowl contenders for the foreseeable future. With one of the league's best defenses and the top-ranked rushing attack, many point to quarterback Blake Bortles as..." May 05

  • Jaguars owner might not be allowed to buy Wembley Stadium until 2057

    Washington Post "Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan caused a bit of a stir last week when he announced his offer to purchase Wembley Stadium in London. It wasn’t so much the proposed purchase price of $840 million — Khan is one of the world’s richest people, so he can easily afford it — or the fact that a U.S...." May 04

  • Jaguars Audition LBs Keenan Robinson, Bruce Carter

    Pro Football Rumors "The Jaguars worked out free agent linebackers Keenan Robinson and Bruce Carter on Wednesday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link). Robinson, 28, would fill a Jacksonville void at linebacker that was created when Paul Posluszny retired earlier this year. The Jaguars never added a..." May 03

  • Jaguars decline 2019 contract option on Dante Fowler

    Jacksonville Times-Union "The Jaguars declined to exercise defensive end Dante Fowler’s 2019 contract option Wednesday, meaning he is scheduled to be a free agent next March. Among the top 25 picks (as of 4 p.m.), only six first-rounders from 2015 did not have their options picked up: Fowler (No. 3), Chicago’s Kevin..." May 02

  • Proposal trying to make NFL kickoffs 'more of a punt play'

    ESPN "The NFL is finalizing a proposal to make significant changes to the kickoff, intensifying the tweaks of recent years in what might be a final attempt to salvage the most dangerous play in football. The adjustments -- prompted largely by a group of special teams coaches who traveled to a..." May 02

  • Shad Khan wants the Super Bowl at Wembley Stadium

    Pro Football Talk "Jaguars owner Shahid Khan is attempting to complete a purchase of Wembley Stadium, England’s marquee “football” field, and he wants to put the NFL’s marquee game there. Khan told the BBC that if he owns Wembley he’s going to push for the biggest events in the world to be there, which for..." May 01

  • Jaguars Release P Brad Nortman

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Jacksonville Jaguars have released veteran P Brad Nortman on Monday, according to Mike Kaye. Jacksonville used a seventh-round pick on P Logan Cooke last weekend, so it was possible that this move could be coming. Nortman, 28, is a former sixth-round pick of the Panthers back in 2012...." April 30

  • Jaguars cut ex-Texans WR Jaelen Strong

    Houston Chronicle "The Jacksonville Jaguars cut former Texans wide receiver Jaelen Strong on Monday. Strong is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. "Football quickly teaches you that pain is temporary... physical pain/emotional pain, just a weakness leaving the body," Strong wrote on social..." April 30

  • Jaguars Insider: Exiting draft, this roster is stacked

    Florida Times Union "The Jaguars’ two-pronged off-season strategy continued during this weekend’s NFL Draft, an approach that was equal parts aggressive, practical and required. Aggressive: They did not waste time worrying about who they would have to pay in the future. The Jaguars signed the top available free..." April 29

  • Jaguars select D.J. Chark with 61st pick

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars needed help at receiver after losing Allen Robinson to the Bears in free agency and releasing Allen Hurns, who signed with Dallas. Jacksonville addressed the need by taking LSU receiver D.J. Chark with the 61st overall pick. Chark ranks as one of the fastest players in the " April 28

  • Amazon renews Thursday NFL streaming package in deal reportedly worth $130 million

    CBS Sports "After watching its quarterly profits double in its latest earnings announcement, it looks like Amazon has decided to use some of that extra money to acquire the NFL's Thursday night streaming rights in a deal that didn't come cheap for the online behemoth. The NFL and Amazon announced on..." April 27

  • NFL Owners Only Care About Money, Not Activism, Says NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith

    TMZ "The head of the NFL Players Association says NFL owners only care about one thing -- money. DeMaurice Smith -- executive director of the NFLPA -- was speaking at George Washington University when the issue of Colin Kaepernick and his kneeling demonstration came up. Smith pointed to the..." April 26

  • Jaguars owner places offer to buy Wembley Stadium

    NFL.com "Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan put in a bid to buy London's Wembley Stadium. Khan, who also owns the Fulham Football Club, announced his attempt to purchase the stadium, which hosted its first American Football game in 2007. The Jaguars have played a match at Wembley each season since..." April 26

  • Draft steals like Ngakoue, Smith pay off for Jaguars

    Florida Times Union "Sometimes in the NFL draft, it takes a thief or just plain luck to ensure a franchise lands the missing piece(s) needed to become a championship contender. The league is littered with elite players who, for various reasons, waited longer than expected to be taken in the draft, yet perform like..." April 22

  • Jaguars haven’t made a decision yet on Dante Fowler’s option

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars have done pretty well in the draft in recent years, but the jury is still out on the third overall pick from three years ago. And so the Jaguars admit they’ve yet to decide whether to pick up the fifth-year option on defensive end Dante Fowler‘s contract. At a Friday pre-draft press..." April 22

  • Jaguars seem to be high on top draft prospect Lamar Jackson

    Sportsnaut "Momentum is building for former Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson to be a first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft this coming Thursday. One team that could potentially be in the market for a signal caller late in the first round are the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jacksonville did sign Blake..." April 22

  • Jaguars don’t see any glaring needs with draft approaching

    Florida Times Union "Entering the first round of last year’s NFL Draft, the Jaguars had narrowed down their target list to four players, which made sense since they had the fourth overall pick. One of those players was tailback Leonard Fournette. A turnaround season and run to the AFC championship game changed the..." April 20

  • Saturday flex could be a strong hint for the next MNF deal

    Pro Football Talk "The 2018 schedule includes the inevitable flexing of two late-season Sunday games to Saturday. This is not, in my own personal view uninfluenced by anything I’ve heard or not heard from anyone at NBC, an insignificant development. For the first time ever (except in the event of inclement..." April 20

  • Jaguars bring back all-black helmets with new uniforms

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars unveiled their new uniforms on Thursday, although one aspect of them will be familiar to those with a long memory. The team is going back to the all-black helmets they used earlier in their history, including when current executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin..." April 19

  • Strahan, Bradshaw, Long to work Thursday night pregame for FOX

    Pro Football Talk "FOX still hasn’t announced who will be in the booth on Thursday Night Football this season, but it has announced who will be on the pregame set. Michael Strahan, Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long will work the pregame show on Thursday nights, FOX announced today." April 18

  • NFL to release 2018 regular-season schedule Thursday

    NFL.com "The 2018 NFL regular-season schedule will soon be here. The schedule will be announced exclusively on NFL Network during the 2018 NFL Schedule Release Presented by Verizon at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday as part of a two-hour long special. The special will be hosted by Scott Hanson and feature NFL..." April 18

  • NFL, NFLPA announce ban of 10 helmet models after laboratory study

    CBS Sports "The NFL and NFLPA released a joint statement Monday that they have banned 10 helmet models from being used in the future. Six of the 10 helmet models are banned immediately, while four are only permitted to be worn by the players that wore them in 2017. The results of the laboratory testing,..." April 16

  • Expanding Moncrief’s route tree could equal more production

    Florida Times Union "One of the subplots when the Jaguars get on the field for off-season workouts next month is how they deploy receiver Donte Moncrief. Leave him on the left side of the formation like Indianapolis did last year? Use him in motion, which would appear to be a new experience for him? Slide him..." April 15