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Seven players named to Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad

Yesterday we reported that the Jacksonville Jaguars shaved down their roster to 53 players in preparation for the regular season. The next roster moves due for NFL teams is deciding who will play on their practice squads. Here’s a primer on practice squad rules, per The Daily Norseman:

Practice squad players are just that. . .guys that practice with the team. They don’t play in any games and don’t count against the 53-man roster.
Players that are on the practice squad get paid weekly and can be dropped at any time during the season. The minimum salary for a practice squad player is $6,300/week, but teams can pay more (and usually will if they think that another team is considering poaching one of their players).
Practice squad players can be signed by any other team at any other time, provided that they’re signed directly to a team’s 53-man roster. A team can’t sign a player from another team’s practice squad simply to put them on their practice squad. If a player is released from a teamâ

Jacksonville Jaguars sign Henry Josey to the practice squad

On Friday afternoon, the Philadelphia Eagles released running back Henry Josey after having a pretty solid training camp and preseason. Josey, despite having great numbers in preseason was released most likely due to a numbers game at the running back position and how he fits in with the Eagles.
Josey is a good running back but the knocks on him is pass protection and playing on special teams. Other than those things, he is a solid change of pace running back. In the preseason with the Eagles, Josey had 225 rushing yards on 34 carries and zero touchdowns. His only touchdown in the preseason came on a 27 yard reception versus the New England Patriots.
With that being said, Josey has found a new home. According to ESPN’s Adam Caplan, the running back was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad. Caplan also notes that the Washington Redskins had interest in the back.
Currently, the Jaguars have four running backs listed on their depth chart. Those running backs are Toby Gerhart, Jordan Todman, Denard

Jaguars begin signing players to their practice squad

Today the Jacksonville jaguars began signing players to their practice squad. Today they signed seven players to their practice squad including QB Stephen Morris. OT Cody Booth DT DeAndre Coleman S Craig Loston QB Stephen Morris WR Kerry Taylorand LB Marcus Whitfield RB Henry Josey
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Texans Release S Chris Clemons & WR Mike Thomas

Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that the Texans released S Chris Clemons.

Ian Rapoport reports that the Texans have also released WR Mike Thomas.

Clemons, 28, signed a two-year, $2.7 million contract back in March. Last year, he recorded 62 tackles, eight passes defended, and an interception over the course 16 games.
Thomas, 27, signed a future/reserve contract with the the Texans last year. He is a former fifth-round pick of the Jaguars, but has yet to appear in an NFL game since 2012.
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Jaguars claim a tight end from the Falcons

Today the Jacksonville Jaguars claimed TE Mickey Shuler off waivers from the Falcons. Shuler has played for almost every NFL team, but has great intangibles. Hopefully he can stick around this time. He hasn’t appeared in a regular-season game since 2010.
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NFL 53-man cutdown update: Jacksonville Jaguars

As of Sunday 8/31 8AM ET, Per NFL transaction wire, NFL.com: All teams down to 53 by Saturday 8/30 4PM.

Players released:

C Michael Brewster

G Drew Nowak

DE Gerald Rivers

QB Ricky Stanzi

WR Chad Bumphis

FB Eric Kettani

TE Brandon Barden

OT Cody Booth

DL Deandre Coleman

DT Ricky Heimuli

S Craig Loston

QB Stephen Morris

K/P Kasey Redfern

G Tyler Shatley

TE D.J. Tialavea

LB Marcus Whitfield

WR Kerry Taylor

S Sherrod Martin

LB Nate Stupar

CB Jamell Fleming

The Jacksonville Jaguars should start QB Blake Bortles, now

It has been tough to be a Jacksonville Jaguars fan in the last few years. The franchise hasn’t seen post-season play since 2007, and fans have had to endure just 11 wins in the last three seasons. The Jaguars haven’t had a serious quality quarterback under center since the days of southpaw Mark Brunell. Until now. Enter rookie QB Blake Bortles.
Bortles has looked ready to assume the starting role this preseason, despite repeated comments that the team will sit him this season. I really do like the direction this team is moving under the leadership of head coach Gus Bradley, but in this day and age, teams don’t draft players with the third pick overall and then sit them for an entire season.
The rookie appears right now to be the best quarterback on this team. He handles pressure well, has demonstrated a proficient deep ball touch. See his 57-yard in-stride strike to fellow rookie Marqise Lee last week. Bortles has completed 32 of 51 attempts for 521 yards, two touchdowns, and most i…

A look at the Jacksonville Jaguars final 53 man roster

Yesterday the Jacksonville Jaguars made their final cuts and trimmed their roster down to 53 players in anticipation of the start of the regular season. Now we know exactly who will be suiting up in teal on Sunday, September 7th.
Here are all the players who made the cut:
Quarterbacks: Chad Henne, Blake Bortles
Running backs: Toby Gerhart, Storm Johnson, Jordan Todman, Denard Robinson, Will Ta’ufo’ou
Wide receivers: Cecil Shorts III, Marqise Lee, Allen Robinson, Mike Brown, Allen Hurns
Tight ends: Marcedes Lewis, Clay Harbor, Marcel Jensen
Offensive line: Luke Joeckel, Zane Beadles, Brandon Linder, Austin Pasztor, Cameron Bradfield, Luke Bowanko, Jacques McClendon, Sam Young, Josh Wells, Tyler Shatley
Defensive line: Tyson Alualu, Red Bryant, Roy Miller, Abry Jones, Ziggy Hood, Sen’Derrick Marks
LEOs: Chris Clemons, Andre Branch, Ryan Davis, Chris Smith
Linebackers: Paul Posluzny, Geno Hayes, Telvin Smith,  LaRoy Reynolds, Dekoda Watson, J.T. Thomas
Cornerbacks: Alan Ball, Dwa

Gus Bradley’s season-changing wrong decision

When doing my research and preparing for the 2014 NFL Draft, I found a diamond in the rough. Quarterbacks were plenty in this draft but to me one stood out above the rest. It was not Teddy Bridgewater, nor Johnny Manziel or Derek Carr. It was a junior out of Central Florida that caught my eye, Blake Bortles. This, ladies and gentleman, should be the starting QB for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
As I watched YouTube video of Blake Bortles, I could see something special.…

Jacksonville Jaguars: Time for Toby

The Jacksonville Jaguars took an aggressive step toward relevance in the NFL this offseason.
Toby Gerhart
They signed former Seattle Seahawks’ Chris Clemons and Red Bryant to help the defense and former Denver Broncos guard Zane Beadles to solidify the offensive line during free agency.  These three signings caught the media headlines because of the recent Super Bowl experience each of these players had.  However, the most important signing of the offseason was running back Toby Gerhart.  Here, I take a look at Gerhart’s past, his importance to the Jaguars offense, and project his stats for the upcoming season.
College and Early NFL Career
Toby Gerhart looked like the next great running back as he tore through Pac-12 defenses at Stanford University during his collegiate years.  In 2009, he ran for 1,871 yards and scored 28 touchdowns on the ground as he led Stanford to national relevance.  Stanford upset #7 Oregon behind 223 yards from Gerhart, beat #11 Southern California (sorry Trojan fans, the r

Jaguars begin to make roster cuts; Stephen Morris released

Today the Jacksonville Jaguars released Stephen Morris who completed 16 of 25 passes for 120 yards in the preseason. He was always a long shot to make the 53-man roster in Jacksonville, where Chad Henne is the starter and rookie Blake Bortles is the franchise quarterback of the future. Morris was the starting quarterback for the Miami Hurricanes for […] The post Jaguars begin to make roster cuts; Stephen Morris released appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.

Instagram of Jacksonville Jaguars’ rookie QB Blake Bortles girlfriend is incredible

A.J. McCarron is a household name; that’s not debatable. After all he won multiple BCS National Championships at Alabama all while dating one of America’s favorite females in Katherine Webb.
Blake Bortles was one of the big storylines of draft night, as the Jaguars shocked everyone by taking the former UCF star at No. 3 overall. His girlfriend, Lindsey Duke, might be a relative unknown, but Bortles is doing quite well for himself.
Meanwhile Aaron Murray’s profile rose even more after his brother Josh won The Bachelorette earlier this summer. The younger Murray is now in Kansas City, joined by his girlfriend Kacie McDonnell. The TV anchor is mighty nice to look at.
The Instagram accounts of Webb, Duke and McDonnell are all sights to see. It was a nearly impossible task, but we’ve narrowed it down to the 10 best from the trio of rookie QB’s better halves. To see the gallery, CLICK HERE.
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Jacksonville Jaguars: Sleeper Team To Watch in 2014?

The offseason presents a ray of sunshine across the NFL landscape. Each team is presented with a clean slate and a golden opportunity to fill various holes through the draft and free agency. It’s no wonder that nearly every year about half of the teams that made the trip to the postseason the previous year fall short of returning to the NFL’s tournament. The Atlanta Falcons and Houston Texans came into 2013 widely regarded as legitimate Super Bowl contenders and finished the season with just six wins—combined. The Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins and Super Bowl XLVII champion Baltimore Ravens also managed just 16 combined wins after each making the playoffs with a 10-6 record in 2012. Meanwhile, San Diego (improved from 7-9 to 9-7 in 2013), New Orleans (7-9 to 11-5), Carolina (7-9 to 12-4), Philadelphia (4-12 to 10-6) and Kansas City (2-14 to 11-5) took their place as the five new teams to punch their tickets to the playoffs last season. So which non-playoff teams from 2013 wi…

Jacksonville Jaguars: Allen Hurns Looks Like a “Diamond in the Rough”

Blake Bortles was the Jacksonville Jaguars No. 1 pick in this summer’s NFL Draft, and the team took two wide receivers in the second round. However, none of these three players has been the best rookie in Jaguars camp this summer. That title belongs to Allen Hurns, the undrafted receiver out of  Miami, who has been turning heads since the day he stepped on the field.
“He has good instincts and is really driven,” Gus Bradley said, per The Florida Times-Union. “We saw it in OTAs — some of the quarterbacks said they really like him. They felt like this guy is a diamond in the rough. Just trust us on this. He has some talent. I think the cool thing for him was it was against the ones. He went out there and performed at that level.”
In three preseason games so far, Hurns has 13 catches for 220 yards (leads all receivers). He saw action with the first team offense last week and caught 7 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown.
Preseason stats don’t mean all that much moving forward, but Hurn…

Florida gun shop draws ire with special offer for Jacksonville Jaguars season ticket holders

Just when you thought things couldn’t get more interesting for the Jacksonville Jaguars — a franchise who has captured the attention of the entire nation with their decision to sit the third overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, quarterback Blake Bortles behind the incumbent in Chad Henne — they have.
Jax Tactical Guns, a Jacksonville Beach gun shop, has put a coupon offer in the ‘Teal Deals’ booklet that is mailed to season ticket holders each and every season. The coupon offers a $59 class that lasts two-and-a-half hours and is required for anyone looking for a conceal weapons permit, for just $25.
The store’s owner says it has been a very successful promotion that they’ve been doing for ‘several years’.
Now, that offer is drawing ire and mockery left and right, all while raising eyebrows and drawing nothing but criticism.
A North Carolina Radio Station, 105.9 FM The Mountain, made it their top item on the ‘Daily Dumbass Report’ that was published on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.
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