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Jaguars promote CB Peyton Thompson to active roster, waive WR Tavarres King

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have promoted first-year cornerback Peyton Thompson to the 53-man roster from the practice squad and waived receiver Tavarres King.
The Jaguars need Thompson for depth since starter Alan Ball (biceps) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against Miami and fellow cornerback Dwayne Gratz is listed as questionable with a hip flexor injury.
If Gratz can’t play, Jacksonville would start second-year players Demetrius McCray and Jeremy Harris. Both were seventh-round draft picks in 2013.
Thompson would back them up. He spent the first seven weeks of the season on Jacksonville’s practice squad. An undrafted rookie in 2012, he has spent time with Atlanta, Washington and Chicago.
King was inactive for five games after Jacksonville signed him off Carolina’s practice squad. NFL

Jaguars promote CB Peyton Thompson to active roster, waive WR Tavarres King

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have promoted first-year cornerback Peyton Thompson to the 53-man roster from the practice squad and waived receiver Tavarres King.
The Jaguars need Thompson for depth since starter Alan Ball (biceps) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against Miami and fellow cornerback Dwayne Gratz is listed as questionable with a hip flexor injury.
If Gratz can’t play, Jacksonville would start second-year players Demetrius McCray and Jeremy Harris. Both were seventh-round draft picks in 2013.
Thompson would back them up. He spent the first seven weeks of the season on Jacksonville’s practice squad. An undrafted rookie in 2012, he has spent time with Atlanta, Washington and Chicago.
King was inactive for five games after Jacksonville signed him off Carolina’s practice squad. NFL

Jaguars promote cornerback Thompson, waive King

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have promoted first-year cornerback Peyton Thompson to the 53-man roster from the practice squad and waived receiver Tavarres King.
The Jaguars need Thompson for depth since starter Alan Ball (biceps) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against Miami and fellow cornerback Dwayne Gratz is listed as questionable with a hip flexor injury.
If Gratz can’t play, Jacksonville would start second-year players Demetrius McCray and Jeremy Harris. Both were seventh-round draft picks in 2013.
Thompson would back them up. He spent the first seven weeks of the season on Jacksonville’s practice squad. An undrafted rookie in 2012, he has spent time with Atlanta, Washington and Chicago.
King was inactive for five games after Jacksonville signed him off Carolina’s practice squad.

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Jaguars waive wide receiver Tavarress King and sign CB Peyton Thompson

The Jaguars added to their depleted cornerback corps today, promoting Peyton Thompson from the practice squad and waiving receiver Tavarres King. Alan Ball (bicep) is out and Dwayne Gratz (hip flexor) questionable for Sunday’s game against Miami, leaving the Jaguars with only three healthy cornerbacks (Demetrius McCray, Will Blackmon and Jeremy Harris) before the Thompson […]
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Jaguars will work out Rutgers speedster Jeremy Deering

This weekend the Jacksonville Jaguars will have former Rutgers speedster Jeremy Deering in for a workout. @drocksthaparty: Jeremy Deering has a tryout with Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday This could be a good sign because Deering is a very solid player that is extremely versatile. Do you follow the NFL Draft? If so follow NFL Draft […]
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3 keys for the Miami Dolphins to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday

Coming off of a dominating performance last Sunday against the Chicago Bears, the Miami Dolphins will make the trip up I-95 this weekend to face off against a hungry Jaguars team at EverBank Field in Jacksonville.
The Jaguars have been playing increasingly better the last few weeks and finally notched a win last week. Their first of the season, at home against the Browns. With the taste of a win in their systems, and a recently improved defense, the Jaguars will be a tough out for the Dolphins as they look to improve their record to 4-3 on the year.
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Jacksonville Jaguars fans must see these five bold predictions for Week 8

Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin.
But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday.
So with that thought in mind, here are five bold predictions for Week 8 in the NFL:
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5. Mike Smith gets fired
Frustration is boiling over in Atlanta
The last time a team travelled to London and played poorly, their head coach was fired on the plane ride back across the bond. If the Falcons lose to the Lions in the latest edition of pro football in England, Smith could very well suffer the exact same fate as Dennis Allen. That would drop Atlanta to an extremely disappointing 2-6, on the heels of a total debacle last season. At some point, the ax falls on the head coach when losses start to pile up.

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Jaguars fans will enjoy these photos of Johnny Manziel’s hot new girlfriend

If Brian Hoyer struggles again this weekend you can bet we’re on the verge of seeing Johnny Manziel. Hoyer was awful last week in Jacksonville, and should he pull something similar against Oakland this weekend Johnny Cleveland will get his shot.
Off the field Manziel’s antics are legendary. From partying with Gronk, to partying in Mexico, to partying in Vegas to pulling some strange tail Johnny Football is doing quite well for himself.
But, apparently Manziel might be settling down. Rumors have surfaced in recent months he’s dating TCU student Colleen Crowley…And she’s pretty darn good looking. She’s also got quite the following on Instagram, and for good reason. Here are her top-10 posts of all time (or so far).
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Fantasy football: What to do about Denard Robinson

After a 22 carry, 127-yard performance in week 7 against the Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson, is one of the most popular waiver wire additions in fantasy football heading into week 8.
With Toby Gerhart sidelined by a foot injury, Robinson is currently the starter in Jacksonville, and given the dearth of bona fide starting running backs available, Robinson’s fantasy value is at an all time high.
Personally, I am a big proponent of claiming any waiver wire running back with starter potential; however, I am concerned about Robinson’s ability to maintain his value over the next few weeks.
Despite his breakout effort last week, Robinson only managed a measly 1.4 yards after contact in week 7, indicating a majority of his yardage was a product of good run blocking.  While Jacksonville’s offensive line looked competent against a soft Cleveland run defense, they are still ranked as the fifth worst run blocking team in the NFL according to Pro Football Focus.
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Jags counting on Thomas, Davis to step up with key injuries on defense

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — J.T. Thomas and Ryan Davis would have rather gotten an increased workload on the Jacksonville Jaguars’ defense solely on the basis of their playing abilities.
But with middle linebacker Paul Posluszny out for the year and defensive end Andre Branch expected to miss the next six weeks because of injuries, both Thomas and Davis find themselves as focal points heading into Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins.
“I’d be lying if I didn’t say it was a dream come true,” Thomas said of the prospect of his fourth start since coming to the Jaguars last season but his first in Posluszny’s customary spot. “Everyone wants to play middle linebacker. So it’s a great opportunity. I really look forward to it.”
It’s not as if either player is being thrown into the thick of things with little to no body of previous work. Thomas started at an outside linebacker spot in the 24-6 victory over the Cleveland Browns and equaled his ca…

Jacksonville Jaguars fans will love this list of crappiest Super Bowl champions ever

This week, the big story around the NFL has been the sudden turmoil surrounding the defending Super Bowl champions. In Seattle, things are seemingly coming apart at the seams, as the Seahawks have fallen to 3-3, wide receiver Percy Harvin was shipped to the Jets after some sort of issue in the locker room and reports have surfaced that teammates are upset with quarterback Russell Wilson. Yikes!
But this fall from grace shouldn’t be a surprise. After all, the past eight Super Bowl winners have failed to win a playoff game the season after they hoisted the Lombardi Trophy. In other words, most champions fail to become all-time great teams, settling in a one-year supernovas that couldn’t make it last.
That other group exists because winning one Super Bowl is hard, but winning a second (or more) is even more difficult. Egos kick in. Free agency robs teams of their players. The ball doesn’t bounce the right way the second time around. All sorts of things can derail the efforts at a repeat.
Some winners were

Jacksonville Jaguars avoid the Week 8 hot seat, big time Super Bowl contender doesn’t

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Just seven weeks into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance.
Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend:
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5. Jay Cutler
Cutler can’t lay another egg this week
A week after getting called out by teammate Brandon Marshall, the pressure is on the Bears quarterback. He’s been extremely careless with the football in Chicago’s losses, something he can’t afford to do on the road this week at New England. A loss would drop Cutler and Company to 3-5, burying them in the standings, so it’s imperative that Good Jay shows up this week against the Patriots and not Bad Jay.
Heat Index: 3 – Without Josh McCown backing him up, there isn’t a “threat” to Cutler’s job on the roster; but his credibility as a franchise QB is in jeopardy

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Jaguars to Plan a Mix of Denard Robinson and Toby Gerhart

Jaguars to Plan a Mix of Denard Robinson and Toby Gerhart, which is not what fantasy football owners want to hear Previously this week, Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley indicated that Denard Robinson would retain the starting job, now news is surfacing that the team will use a mix of …
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Jacksonville Jagurs: Toby Gerhart, Denard Robinson to Split Carries vs. Miami

Go figure a former college quarterback would provide the first spark in the running game for the Jacksonville Jaguars this season.
Toby Gerhart was brought in to be the team’s workhorse this summer, but it was Denard Robinson who put up 127 rushing yards against the Browns last week. Now, with Gerhart feeling “pretty good” according to coach Gus Bradley, it’s time to determine which one of these two backs will get the starting job. It may take one more week however, as Bradley wants a chance to evaluate Gerhart when he’s healthy.
“I think we’ll continue to mix and match a little bit,” offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said, per The Florida Times-Union. “I don’t know exactly how that will all play out yet.”
Gerhart has struggled this year, picking up just 123 yards on 48 carries.
Denard Robinson played well last weekend, finding creases in the Browns defense and using his exceptional burst to explode through them. A healthy competition is the only way to settle this, but it appears Ro…

Does Denard Robinson Have Fantasy Football Potential?

s a fantasy football fanatic, I sometimes have to make compromises on Saturdays to be able to put in serious fantasy football time on Sundays. While I grew up in Cleveland and consider myself first and foremost a Browns fan and an Ohio State fan, my wife is a Michigan alum. So in spite of being the living embodiment of the ESPN College Football commercials, I often find myself watching more than my fair share of Michigan games on Saturdays. In a quick phrase, happy wife, happy life… Click here to read more on numberFire.com. This article was written by: numberFire. Follow on Twitter @numberFire var ACE_AR = {Site: ’898551′, Size: ’468060′, CallType: ‘IFRAME’}; Loading… ZergNet The post Does Denard Robinson Have Fantasy Football Potential? appeared first on Pro Football Zone.